Continuing Lives: Women of the Bases

Continuing Lives: Women of the Bases

Center for New CinemaWhen Mt. Pinatubo erupted forcing the largest American military base outside of the U.S. mainland to close down, Olongapo’s entertainment industry was threatened and with it the livelihood of thousands of female sex workers. This documentary reveals how individual lives of women have become dependent on the dollars earned from offering sexual services to American military men and how, in a change of fortune, they have to think of new ways to survive.

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Continuing Lives: Women of the Bases

Synopsis

Center for New CinemaWhen Mt. Pinatubo erupted forcing the largest American military base outside of the U.S. mainland to close down, Olongapo’s entertainment industry was threatened and with it the livelihood of thousands of female sex workers. This documentary reveals how individual lives of women have become dependent on the dollars earned from offering sexual services to American military men and how, in a change of fortune, they have to think of new ways to survive.

Description

1996/ Video/ Color/ 10 mins/ Documentary 

D: Women’s Collective;
P:
South Productions, Channel 4 (London); Country

Producer: Nick Deocampo

Key Subject Areas:
Colonialism/Neo-Colonialism (U.S.); Gender; Human Rights; Identity; Sexuality; Society; Women

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