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"With Hookers on Davie (1984), Janis Cole and Holly Dale once again turn to the margins of society with an intimate look at the lives and stories of sex workers in Vancouver. Their film was initially funded by the National Film Board's women's unit, Studio D, but Cole and Dale ended up disagreeing with the moralistic tone the studio (and much of the feminist movement of the time) took around sex work, and finished the film independently. Now considered to be an important work in the Canadian film canon, Hookers on Davie exemplifies how Cole and Dale's approach relies on the trust of their subjects. Still radically, the film embraces the ethos that sex work is work."
-- Kiva Reardon


Source:
"Hot Docs." Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. http://www.hotdocs.ca/.