Becky's Journey (2014) is about Becky, a 26 year old Nigerian woman from Benin City who made two attempts to go to Europe to sell sex - voluntarily. The first time she was intercepted with counterfeit documents in the airport in Lagos, Nigeria, by immigration authorities. This made her decide to begin a deadly journey through the Sahara desert hoping to embark on a smuggler boat bound for Italy. She braves rape and starvation to cross closed borders in search of a better life as a sex worker in Italy. The film is about migration, sex work and human trafficking seen from the perspective of Becky. Becky tells her story in her own words, a fascinating alternative take on migration for the purposes of sex work that is never heard in the mainstream press.
Sine Plambech is a Danish researcher and film maker with ten years of professional experience in international migration, human trafficking, sex work-research, socio-cultural and gender analysis through assignments as researcher, lecturer and consultant at various institutes of higher learning, an UN agency and other public institutions in Denmark and abroad. From 2006 the research merged with documentary film making as a way to communicate research to a broader audience. This has so far resulted in three award winning feature documentaries and one short film on the topics of international migration, sex work and human trafficking.