Monday, June 19, 2006
Welcome to the Scarlot Harlot Video Festival
Carol Leigh (AKA Scarlot Harlot), sex worker-activist and artist, coined the term "sex work" in the late 70s. She founded the San Francisco Sex Workers Film and Arts Festival in 1999 (http://www.sexworkerfest.com). She administers the BAYSWAN (http://bayswan.org) website which features the most extensive information about sex worker rights and issues on the web. Leigh represented the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women on the Board of Supervisors' Task Force on Prostitution.
Documenting the Bay Area's multicultural and sexually diverse political and artistic communities, Scarlot Harlot explores the Bay Area's historic cultural and artistic underground from an irreverent and intimate point of view. In a time when mainstream media has become a mouthpiece for corporate interests in America, Scarlot Harlot provides a fresh, irreverent perspective. Challenging conventions of sexuality, aesthetics, technology and the prevailing social system, Leigh has been a pioneer in the development of television as a tool for activism and social change. Three time American Film Institute award winner, Leigh is a recipient of grants from the Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco, the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund (Chicago) and Art Matters (New York) in addition to numerous screenings and awards in the U.S. and around the world.
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- Name: Scarlot Harlot
- Location: unrepentantwhore.com, San Francisco, United States
Visit the The Sex Worker Fest http://www.sexworkerfest.com Bio: http://www.bayswan.org/Leigh_bio.html