NO HUMAN INVOLVED
NO HUMAN INVOLVED screened for the first time in the UK as part of Unrestricted View in April 2017. Radio Ava had a chance to attend the screening braving the rainy weather. They recorded what they heard at the location and then interviewed PJ Starr later on. We were happy to hear that they had many questions provoked by seeing the film and some issues they felt needed to be explored in greater detail. The interview aired as part of the Birthday celebrations of Radio Ava. The entire interview is available here.
Radio AvA is for and by sex workers and allies. Radio Ava is a cultural community space broadcasting sex workers voices. Radio AvA is here for sex workers to be heard. To debunk myths. To give non Sex Workers direct access to information and knowledge about sex worker realities, sex worker struggles, sex worker demands. It is a political tool to fight intersectional oppression and stigma.
Here is what Radio Ava wanted to know and what is explored in their radio show. One of the questions about statistics is currently being researched by intern Taylor Faires. We prioritized this question after being interviewed by Radio Ava and will include this detail in the discussion guide that is coming soon.
1. Why did PJ decide to make 'No human involved' and was was her main aim as a film maker and an activist?
2. Are any statistics about numbers of sex workers currently incarnated in the US, or even the state of Arizona?
3. Is there much collaboration between the prison abolition / prisoners support the sex worker rights movements in the US? If so, how do they work together?
4. Are migrant workers not a main target of police raids in the US?
5. Did you intentionally not raise the question of was was Marcia arrested at all directly till Peggy does it at the end? Both Ava's felt they wanted to know more about Marcia Powell. We wondered if there was an artistic, political, or practical reason why who she was, her life, before she was basically murdered, weren't explored much in the film.
Hear the show: www.mixcloud.com/avaradio/may_ava-part3-nohuman/