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At night my Uber driver broke down crying because the previous passenger, a 19 year old sex worker reminded him of his estranged daughter. "Late Shift" explores the dual narrative that exists around sex work. What appears to be an ineluctable tragedy to some is a form of liberation for others. De-stigmatizing sex work is at the forefront of representation in media today. There is a strong push now to empower female and trans folks associated with sex work. Though still, there is pushback. This story reflect the pushback from a father trying to "save" a young stranger.

Chicago, IL, USA
Shira Baron is a director and producer based in Chicago. She is passionate about fostering human connection through unlikely interactions. She approaches storytelling through hybrid-genre filmmaking. Her most recent micro-short documentary, De Sol A Sol (2020), won the Horizon Award, an international competition for rising female filmmakers that grants two winners the opportunity to be screened at Sundance. Shira is experienced in managing large and small sets, overseeing operation of a film shoot, and communicating with her production team during all stages of the filmmaking process. Shira is a graduate of film studies and Art and Design at The University of Michigan. more...

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