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NAME OF FILM: JOY
DIRECTOR(S): Sudabeh Mortezai
STARRING: Joy Anwulika Alphonsus
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: A young Nigerian sex worker living in Vienna, struggling to simultaneously create a better life for her family and pay off her madame. Joy finds herself increasingly implicated in the vicious cycle of human trafficking, and when she is tasked by her madame with mentoring a teenage Nigerian girl, she begins to understand her role within this dehumanizing machine and consider the possibility of a life outside of it.
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