We have, so fortunately, been asked by Pivot Legal Society to document their lead up and journey to the Supreme Court of Canada as interveners in the Bedford case. Pivot has teamed up with Sex Workers United Against Violence (SWUAV) and PACE to represent the voices and interests of street-based sex workers from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, and oppose the current set of laws surrounding sex work in Canada that are putting workers in very real and immediate danger. It has been an incredibly inspiring experience working with Pivot on this project. Even though we are just at the beginning of filming we can already clearly see what an exciting opportunity we have to document Pivot's powerful work and this truly historic case.
We formed Combination Films out of art school with the shared belief that film, art, and storytelling have the ability to change minds and make a difference in the world. We know that if we do our job right to translate these voices, stories, and experiences accurately the final product will be something that can spark discussion, provoke thought, and help people see that these laws are wrong and that we should all do whatever we can to change them.
We have only had a couple days of shooting so far but we wanted to show Pivot a work-in-progress / rough cut to see the progress. This is in no way a polished or finished work, but instead a quick mock-up of what is to come as it is only a small fraction of the content we plan to gather. The sound, b-roll, colour, and still images are all temp at this point, but we still thought it is worth sharing.