On the Road

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Director: Piers Sanderson | Countries of production: United Kingdom | Year: 2017 | Length: 19 min
Language: English, Italian with English subtitles | Age: 18+ years

Hundreds of women operate as sex workers along the Strada Bonifica, the ironically named ‘road of love’ on the Adriatic coast of Italy.

Over the years there has been a huge increase in the number of Nigerian women working along the 10-mile stretch of road – some of whom have been trafficked into the country and forced into prostitution. Moving between the women’s stories, the Italians who live and work there and the local NGO who attempts to support the women, this film lifts the lid on an issue that is often ignored but is having a huge impact locally and is unlikely to change any time soon.

Warning – this film contains graphic images that some people may find distressing.

This film was supported by the Bertha Foundation.

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