Becky’s Journey

Becky is a 26 year old Nigerian woman who wants to go to Europe to sell sex. She already tried twice. The first time she was stopped with fake documents in the airport in Nigeria, by immigration authorities. This made her decide to begin a deadly journey through the Sahara desert hoping to embark on a migration boat bound for Italy. The film is about migration, sex work and human trafficking seen from the perspective of Becky. Through interviews with Becky and sequences of everyday life, we sense the feelings of limbo and immobility that permeate Becky’s life

Becky_Still2Directed by
Sine Plambech

Produced by Final Cut For Real

Release year: 2015

Festival screenings: Copenhagen Sex Worker Film Festival 2014. Just Gather Film Festival 2015. San Francisco Sex Worker Film & Arts Festival 2015. Human Rights Film Festival of Barcelona / NYC / Paris 2015. International Film Festival For Family, Public Service, Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking, Indonesien 2015. IMPERFECTU: International Film and Gender Studies Festival, Tijuana México 2015. Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) Film & Media Festival 2015. Let’s All Be Free Film Festival 2015. London Sex Worker Film Festival 2015. INTEGRIM Scribani Film Festival Bilbao, Spain 2016. Kino Frosina, Macedonia 2016. iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival, Lagos Nigeria 2016. The Africa World Documentary Film Festival 2016. FIFEQ – The International Ethnographic Film Festical of Quebec 2016, Viscult Ethnographic Fim Festival, Joensuu Finland 2016. Paratissima Contemporary Art and Film Festival, Torino Italy 2016.

Prizes and awards: Best Documentary Award at the Let’s All Be Free Film Festival, London 2015. Award of Excellence at the International Film Festival For Family, Public Service, Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking Indonesien 2015.

Review: Information 

Links: DFI, IMDb, DIIS (trailer)

Online version: Vimeo