|BGSU to host film screening, panel on human trafficking|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 17 October 2013 09:14|
A film screening of "Not My Life," a contemporary film about human trafficking and modern slavery, will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gish Theatre in Hanna Hall at Bowling Green State University.
The event will include a discussion about human trafficking and what actions local residents can take to make the community safe. The discussion, with a panel of experts, will take place in the BGSU Women's Center, 106 Hanna Hall, immediately following the screening.
The evening is being presented by the World Affairs Council of Northwest Ohio along with the International Democratic Education Institute, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Women's Center, all at the university.
The event is free and refreshments will be provided.
Complimentary copies of the film will be given to all participants, while supplies last.
The documentary was written, directed and produced by Academy Award nominee Robert Bilheimer. It was filmed on five continents in a dozen countries, and features more than 50 interviews with human trafficking victims and their advocates in government, law enforcement, and civil society. Victims range from 10-year-old girls raped in U.S. truck stops or brothels in India; to street beggars in Africa; to domestic servants in Washington, D.C.
"It is difficult to imagine anything more evil, or cruel, than this multibillion-dollar industry flourishing in our midst. How we respond, as a human family, to this pervasive crime is the greatest moral challenge of our time," Billheimer stated.
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