BE NICE TO SEX WORKERS is a 15 minute documentary about street-based survival sex work in Washington D.C. The film uses an intersectional analysis to show the many barriers sex workers face that affect their abilities to survive and live healthy lives. The women’s personal stories are at the center of this analysis as a way to lift up their voices and acknowledge that sex workers are the experts of their own experiences-not the police, government or policy makers.

The film highlights the services that a unique local non-profit, HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive), provides to the sex worker community. HIPS tireless social justice efforts to meet sex workers where they’re at and provide a safe, judgment free environment has enabled their clients to empower themselves and make healthy decisions in their own lives and communities.