International Lens Film Series: Meet the Fokkens
2/27/2013, 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center
The Netherlands (2011) Dir: Gabrielle Provaas and Rob Schroder.
Louise and Martine Fokkens are 70-year-old identical twins and the oldest prostitutes in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. They have been thrust into the spotlight with the release of this documentary about their lives in which they share secrets of selling sex. They freed themselves from the control of their pimps, ran their own brothel, and set up the first informal trade union for prostitutes. A rollicking and revealing look at the world’s oldest profession in the 21st century. Dutch with English subtitles. Unrated. 80 mins. DVD.