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Marginal Voices

Director: Karen Martinez
2011, Trinidad + Tobago / UK

English
Documentary short / 7 minutes

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At this moment in the UK, at least 2,600 trafficked women are being exploited in prostitution. Marginal Voices is a theatre project in London that allows formerly trafficked women to speak in their own words. This film looks at a number of these women as they rebuild their lives, and find their voice through drama.

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After graduating from film school in London, Karen Martinez returned to her native Trinidad and Tobago, where she worked as a producer and director for the Banyan television series Gayelle. Later on in London she made a number of films for Channel 4, including Kaiso for July 27, a lyrical documentary about the 1990 attempted coup. She is currently making a film about Viv Albertine, ex-member of the seminal all-women punk band, the Slits.

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Sun 25 Sept 2.00pm + Thur 29 Sept 2.00pm, The Little Carib Theatre

Date: Wed 27 Jul, 2011
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