UNSUNG HEROES - EPISODE 19: REAL (Switzerland)

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: History
: Jacques Malaterre
: Les Films du Tambour de Soie/ Sara M/ Arte / Planète +
: 2016
: HD
: 1x26'
This episode belongs to the series : UNSUNG HEROES

Griselidis Real (1929-2005) - Prostitute Pride

Trapped in Munich an abusive relationship with a schizophrenic husband, Grisélidis Real decided to become a prostitute in order to support herself and her children. In the 1970s, as an activist, she pioneered the sex workers’ rights movement. Jailed in Germany for selling marijuana to US soldiers, she began to write her autobiography. She always insisted that her profession was a noble one, and when she died, she insisted on having the word “Prostitute” carved on her tombstone.

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