MRC Festival: Maisha Fiti short film

Maisha Fiti short film

Violence is a strong risk factor for mental health and HIV vulnerability among women who sell sex. Join us to view and discuss a specially created short film that gives voice to sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya: the violence they face, how it affects them and the ways they are coming together to address it.

The film sets the stage for an innovative study investigating violence, HIV risk and mental health among sex workers in Nairobi. As well as discussing the issues raised in the film, we will also discuss ways to use a film like this in research, outreach, fund raising and stakeholder engagement. Please join us afterwards for a drink and conversation.

We particularly welcome community groups, NGOs and funders focused on sex work, violence against women and women's rights.engagement. 


Dr Tara Beattie is an Assistant Professor in Social Epidemiology and Principle Investigator on Maisha Fiti, an innovative new study investigating violence, HIV risk and mental health among female sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya.

Annie Holmes is a film maker, editor and writer who specialises in creating short documentaries.


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MRC Festival & Maisha Fiti



Open to all, seats available on first come, first served basis.


MRC Festival & Maisha Fiti