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12 - RIO: FROM STREET-WALK TO CAT-WALK

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52'
Episode

The film accompanies the women of Imperatriz Leopoldina Alley from the street-walk to the catwalk.

Imperatriz Leopoldina is a prostitute alley in Rio de Janeiro.
The women have been waiting for customers, at street corners and on plastic chairs in front of the by-the-hour motel since early afternoon. The alley is a cheap, street-walk district on one hand andthe birthplace of a modern fairytale on the other. "We, the prostitutes, have been trying for a long time to gain the respect of society.", says 32 year old Jane Eloy, "That's why we designed a fashion collection - to attract attention above all."

And that is exactly what they did. With their fashion label "Daspu" - short for the Portuguese "das putas", which means "from the whores" - the women are causing a stir on the Brazilian fashion scene.

Director(s) : BUTTA (Carmen)

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, MEDIEN KONTOR Movie GMBH

Production Year : 2007
Language(s) : German, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.