Blowin' Up
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Blowin' Up

Fri Jan 11 4:45 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 15+
97 Mins
Fri Jan 11

Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted. When a woman leaves her pimp, it’s called “blowin’ up.” 

And in Blowin’ Up, director Stephanie Wang-Breal looks at an experimental court in Queens, NYC, with Judge Toko Serita advocating for, rather than bringing to trial, women brought in on prostitution- and human trafficking-related charges, encouraging them to exit “the life.” With very real consequences for undocumented immigrants sex workers in the Trump-era, Judge Serita's forward-thinking methodology clashes with ICE's decree where criminal convictions now almost guarantee deportation. 

Through raw and intimate storytelling, Blowin' Up invites audiences to witness the growing pains of this emerging court, and challenges how we define trafficking and prostitution from the perspectives of the criminal justice system, the social welfare system, and, most importantly, the women and girls who are at the centre of it all.

Fri Jan 11


Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

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