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Title:Sexy money
Editor:Junger, KarinISNI
City of publisher:Rotterdam
Publisher:De Productie
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:return migration
women's work
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
External link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzVnsKRTRCI
Abstract:In recent years, a growing group of illegal prostitutes from Nigeria has settled in the suburbs of major cities both in the Netherlands and in the rest of Europe. The women come here in order to escape poverty but are humiliated and exploited and often fly back to Nigeria empty-handed. The film listens to women talk about their European adventure and shows the development of two women who, after returning to Nigeria, try to build a new life. The most important question is whether the women manage to regain their self-respect and recapture control of their own lives. They do a course at the Lady Mechanic Garage, where deprived women are trained as car mechanics. But there are countless obstacles. They are cheated by the woman who runs the course. They have to survive without any substantial income. They have to leave their children with family or bring them up in difficult circumstances. Time and again they are confronted with a merciless society in which there seems to be no room for them. But they don't lose sight of their dreams and their lust for life. Music, as a source of comfort, pleasure and beauty - in other words resilience - plays an important role in the lives of the women and also in the film. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]