Human Trafficking Awareness
Not My Life Screening + Panel Discussion in Seattle
DATE | OCTOBER 10, 2013
TIME | 7 PM WITH PANEL DISCUSSION FOLLOWING FILM
LOCATION | SIFF FILM CENTER
ADDRESS | 305 HARRISON ST., SEATTLE, WA 98109
BUY TIX HERE | $8 SIFF MEMBER OR $13 NON-MEMBER
FACEBOOK EVENT (HELP US SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS)
ORGANIZER | WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL WITH HOST SIFF
Join us to watch this new documentary on the global human trafficking crisis by Academy Award nominee Robert Bilheimer, considered “one of the most influential filmmakers working in the field of international human rights.” Four years in the making, Not My Life was filmed on 5 continents and will expose the many forms of human trafficking from labor camps to sexual exploitation & prostitution to child soldier to domestic servitude. Organized by World Affairs Council and co-presented by SIFF and Hope for Justice, this event will also feature a panel discussion with local anti-trafficking experts immediately after the screening for people to learn more and engage in the abolition movement.
- KATY AKESTER | INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION
- MELINDA GIOVENGO | YOUTHCARE + THE BRIDGE PROGRAM
- SHEILA HOUSTON | RARE COINS MINISTRIES & NW FAMILY LIFE
- ROBERT BEISER | SEATTLE AGAINST SLAVERY
ABOUT THE FILM | Not My Life is a documentary on the global human trafficking crisis. Written, directed and produced by Academy Award nominee Robert Bilheimer, considered “one of the most influential filmmakers working in the field of international human rights.” This screening is part of a nationwide program sponsored by the World Affairs Councils of America and made possible by a grant from Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation.
Speaking for many of the courageous and compassionate individuals around the world fighting this modern plague, Bilheimer recently stated that “it is difficult to imagine anything more evil, or cruel, than this $32+ billion dollar industry flourishing in our midst. How we respond, as a human family, to this pervasive and ubiquitous crime is the greatest moral challenge of our time.” Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life features more than fifty interviews with trafficking victims and their advocates in government, law enforcement, civil society, and the private sector. From 10 year-old girls raped in USA truck stops; to brothels in India to street beggars in Africa; to domestic servants in Washington, D. C., Not My Life take viewers into a world that is difficult to imagine, let alone accept.