PJ Starr is a filmmaker, photographer  and advocate for the rights of sex workers, immigrants and the LGBT community. Her documentary projects build community, involve skills sharing and working with diverse sets of people. She was a participant in the second series (2011) of the Filmmakers Collaborative at the Maysles Institute in Harlem, New York. She has made a number of films (both narrative and documentary) that portray the experiences of people in the sex trade and related communities. These include: the award nominated NO HUMAN INVOLVED (2016); PROSTITUTION FREE ZONE (a 15 minute film highlighted at the Reel Affirmations Film Festival in DC in 2009); SEX WORK AND TRADE UNIONS (2010, a 15 minute film documenting actions organized by the Karnataka Sex Workers Union at the World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil); SEX WORKERS DO HARM REDUCTION I and II (2007 and 2009); TORN (2011, a 55 minute narrative film) and PROTECTION (2005).

PJ Starr filming NO HUMAN INVOLVED in Arizona (photo by Mike Shipley)

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