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Documentary on Edmonton’s sex trade workers now on National Film Board of Canada site

MONTREAL — An unflinching feature documentary on Edmonton’s sex trade workers is now available on the National Film Board of Canada’s website.

Who Cares, by Gemini Award-winning filmmaker Rosie Dransfeld, can be purchased via Download to Own and Video on Demand at

Told in cinema verite-style, the film profiles several prostitutes facing addiction and violence in the neighbourhood where Dransfeld lives.

Cameras also capture the sex trade workers as they gather at a local pub to discuss their lives and dreams.

Anchoring the film is footage of an officer working for an RCMP Project Kare task force, which collects DNA samples from prostitutes and probes the unsolved murders of women.

Who Cares, produced for the NFB by Bonnie Thompson, had its world premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto. It has since screened in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Edmonton.

On the NFB site, the film is priced at $2.95 for Video on Demand, $9.95 for regular download and $14.95 for HD download.


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