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    • Directed by: Catherine Scott    |
    • Produced by: Pat Fiske    |
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Scarlet Road

Monday, 26 March 2012

Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression, Australian sex worker Rachel Wotton specializes in working with clients with disability. The latest documentary from award-winning director Catherine Scott and producer Pat Fiske, Scarlet Road follows Rachel in her relationship with John, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 26 years ago, and Mark, a client with cerebral palsy. Revealing the therapeutic aspects of human touch and sexual intimacy, this unique film gives voice to two men generously sharing moments of sexual self-discovery. It follows Rachel on a journey to the UK, Denmark and Sweden, where she meets with sex workers and people with disabilities, as well as making quite an impression as a speaker at the World Congress on Sexual Health.

In addition to undertaking a Masters in Sexual Health at the University of Sydney, Rachel is an active campaigner for the rights of sex workers. She co-founded the charitable organization Touching Base to connect people with disabilities and sex workers, focusing on access, discrimination, human rights, legal issues and the social stigma that these two marginalised communities can face. One of Rachel’s future aims is the establishment of the world’s first not-for-profit brothel, providing services to clients with disability.

The film was produced by award-winning producer Pat Fiske, who lives in Bondi and is one of Australia's top documentary film producers.

The trailer was submitted by the Red Gaffa, a digital agency focussed on helping content creators share and distribute their screen content online, and giving filmmakers a channel to communicate with the audience before, during and after the cinematic experience, so they can become more immersed and involved with the narrative and characters.


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Scarlet Road




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