Comfort: letter to all the girls who prostitute
Comfort, 2018 | Les Tetes De L'Art (France)
Comfort writes a letter to all the girls who have been forced into prostitution. She wants to tell them another life is possible. This film has been made by Comfort, a 16-year-old girl hosted by AAJT (Young Workers Assistance Association). Comfort fled from her home country, Nigeria, and arrived in France recently. With the help of two professional video makers (Stefan Sao Nélet and Dogan Boztas) and the civic service volunteers from Boulègue TV, les Têtes de l’art (Julien Tartarin, Mathias Menu, Chloé Mécheri and Laetitia Gau), Comfort wrote, directed and acted in the film we are presenting. Laetitia Gau edited the film and followed Comfort during the writing and the shooting. The idea was to make her voice heard as much as giving her the opportunity to learn about the main audiovisual tools through different workshops. In the framework of the European project “Displaced in Media” that supports refugee participation through media literacy education this video was created. This video could be used mostly as an invitation to discussion, as an example of individual cases, point of view, underlining some issues a refugee can go through. These videos could be shown in households, language schools, associations working with refugees and any cultural event relating to the subject.