MIGRATION RESEARCH NETWORK SCREENING

Travel is an ethnofiction presenting the life history of Joy, a Nigerian migrant woman selling sex in the Bois de Vincennes in Paris. Joy left Nigeria in order to help her family after the death of her father.

She knew that she was going to sell sex before leaving, but was unaware of the hard work and living conditions she would have had to face in France. Travel explores Joy’s experiences of self-realisation and exploitation in the sex industry by representing the way she gradually reinterprets her experience of self-realisation through migration as also
characterised by exploitation and trafficking.