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Highway Courtesans

  • Release Date: Dec 01, 2006
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 11 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Gender Issues, Social Issues
  • Director:Mystelle Brabbée


In the Central Indian community of Bachara, agriculture is no longer a reliable way to earn a living, and job opportunities are few. However, many families keep themselves afloat through a common arrangement in which the eldest daughter in the family contributes to their livelihood through prostitution. Long-haul truck drivers often pass through Bachara and provide teenage prostitutes with a regular clientele, and most of the men of the village approve of the practice, insisting that the girls are not...more

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