Meet the Fokkens
Sisters doing it for themselves in Amsterdam's Red Light District.
Louise and Martine Fokkens are identical twins. For over fifty years they have been working as prostitutes. They freed themselves from the control of their pimps, ran their own brothel, and set up the first informal trade union for prostitutes. They are familiar faces in Amsterdam's Red Light District, but soon they will bid their farewells. A portrait of two remarkable women, as well as a history of the Red Light District over the past fifty years.
80´ / DCP / colour
Original title: OUWEHOEREN
Dir: Rob Schröder & Gabriëlle Provaas
Sc: Rob Schröder, Gabriëlle Provaas
D.O.P.: Wiro Felix, Rob Schröder
Completed: November 2011
Language: Dutch (English subtitles)
Rob Schröder & Gabriëlle Provaas:
First feature length documentary.
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