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DN183: Prostitutes of God – Sarah Harris

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VBS sent reporter, journalist and first time filmmaker Sarah Harris to Southern India to document the religion based prostitution of the Devadasi or ‘Servant’s of God’ in the documentary Prostitutes of God. Sarah joins us to discuss the challenges of making a film about the darker side of religion and poverty.

All you can do when you’re making a film is to portray what you find and what you feel. It’s always going to be from your perspective, you can’t tell it from anyone else’s perspective really.

 

 

 

 

 

Author: MarBelle

MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the latest incarnation of this disorder and so much cheaper than film school. Twitter: @MarBelle

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4 comments for “DN183: Prostitutes of God – Sarah Harris”

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    Posted by Robert Shutter | October 5, 2010, 10:22 pm
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    Posted by Film School by Phone | October 6, 2010, 6:22 am
  3. There is a very interesting response directly from some of the sex workers involved here: http://carnalnation.com/content/58676/10/talking-back-indian-sex-workers-speak-themselves

    Posted by Nami | October 10, 2010, 11:17 am
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    Posted by VAMP Protests Against Prostitutes of God | Directors Notes | October 12, 2010, 9:25 pm

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