Invisible: Britain's Migrant Sex Workers

Invisible: Britain's Migrant Sex Workers

Hsiao-Hung Pai

"This is investigative journalism at its top. Fearless, rigorous, and compassionate, Invisible is a stunning exposé of Britain's shadow international of intercourse slaves."—James Brabazon, writer of My good friend the Mercenary

"Pai has performed it back; she went undercover, smelled the breath of violence and videotaped the underworld of pimps and madams. . . . Hsiao-Hung deflates the parable of intercourse paintings as a loose selection for migrant women."—Lydia Cacho, writer of Slavery Inc.

Ming and Beata proportion neither a similar language nor cultural heritage, but their tales are remarkably related. either are unmarried moms of their thirties and either got here to Britain looking for a brand new lifestyles: Ming from China and Beata from Poland. Neither imagined that their trip could result in a British brothel.

In this chilling exposé, investigative journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai works undercover as a housekeeper in a brothel and unveils the negative fact of the British intercourse alternate. employees are trapped and controlled—the loss of freedom this invisible strait of society suffers is either stunning and scandalous and at odds with the belief of a latest Britain within the twenty-first century.

A feature-length documentary in response to Invisible and directed via Nick Broomfield was once first screened within the uk on Channel four in September 2013.

Hsiao-Hung Pai is an acclaimed journalist whose document at the Morecambe Bay tragedy for the Guardian used to be made into the movie Ghosts. Her e-book on undocumented chinese language immigrants in Britain, Chinese Whispers, used to be shortlisted for the George Orwell Prize.

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