icult to accomplish …re societally we feel like we’re “supposed” to have our shit together (pun intended) but it’s 2018. Women have a lot of dreams and desires that realistically are difficult to accomplish before the age of 30, 40 or 50. Jessica Jessica is an unapologetic realistic sliver of a view into being a human with a vagina.
CA: Work started partially because I have a bunch of friends who do sex work, and many of the stories they were telling me about their work didn’t match up with portrayals of sex work that I’d seen in narrative and documentary films. I wanted to give a platform to sex workers to tell their stories and encourage the audience to listen to what they were saying.
SM: Yes, I felt many times, as she was in high risk from her uncles and also when I tried to support her through the judicial system, some people from the Law system did not like my film and my activities. Many times they asked me to stop making this film. I remember I had many threatening phone calls from unknown people. One time I decided to go Germany and stayed there for three weeks.
MC: ‘Women of the Venezuelan Chaos’ is a true to life documentary shown through the eyes and opinions of five different women who each depict their hardship which is the direct result of the current situation. The idea came when I realized just how bad the situation was. The lack of true information available made me feel it was my duty both as a Venezuelan and a film director, to change the call.