The State of Arizona put prisoner Marcia Powell in a metal cage in the blazing sun to die, Phoenix community organizers want to set her spirit free. NO HUMAN INVOLVED uncovers the truth about a woman destroyed by a 27-month prison sentence for prostitution and documents the tenacity of those who vow to fight for justice in her name.

  • PJ Starr
  • PJ Starr
  • M. Trevino
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    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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  • Queens World Film Festival
    Queens, NY
    United States
    March 16, 2017
Director Biography - PJ Starr

PJ Starr is the director of NO HUMAN INVOLVED and the transmedia specialist for the Brazilian film A KISS FOR GABRIELA. She has also made a number short of films about the experiences of people in the sex trade. This work includes for example documenting organizing efforts on behalf of the India-based Karnataka Sex Workers Union during the World Social Forum in 2009 producing a short film for that group in 2010. PJ Starr holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies/Anthropology and completed her post-doctoral studies at Columbia University. She has founded several non-profit organizations and continue to be connected to this sector. She have been a consultant and advisor to the Sexual Health and Rights Program (SHARP), Human Rights Watch, the World Health Organization, and other UN agencies on related issues (i.e. criminalization, access to justice, transgender rights and sex work).

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