Sex Trafficking Awareness Event
EDEN Screening + Panel Discussion on Sex Trafficking
Organized by Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and Centripetal Films, Hope for Justice and World Affairs Council are co-presenters of the opening night of Eden screening with panel discussion on sex trafficking.
SXSW 2012: Audience Award Best Narrative Feature – Special Jury Award Best performance for Jamie Chung – Special Jury Award Best Emerging Woman Director
Director Megan Griffiths shines a light on a sinister corner of the American experience with this highly emotional and harrowing true-life story, winner of the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actress at SIFF 2012.
DATE | MAY 3, 2013 (FILM RUNS FROM MAY 3RD TO 15TH)
TIME | 7 PM WITH PANEL DISCUSSION FOLLOWING FILM
LOCATION | SIFF UPTOWN CINEMA
ADDRESS | 511 QUEEN ANNE AVE. N., SEATTLE, WA 98109
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ORGANIZER: SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SIFF)
CO-PRESENTERS: HOPE FOR JUSTICE & WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL
- SEN. JEANNE KOHL-WELLES | 36TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
- YE-TING WOO | DEPT. OF JUSTICE, WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
- LESLIE BRINER, MSW | YOUTHCARE
- NOEL GOMEZ | ORGANIZATION FOR PROSTITUTION SURVIVORS
- JENNA LABOURR | HOPE FOR JUSTICE – MODERATOR
ABOUT THE FILM | Based on the true-life story of Chong Kim, a victim of human trafficking in her teenage years, Eden puts a spotlight on the chilling problem of human sex trafficking in America. The film begins in a New Mexico bar where teenager, Hyun Jae, accepts a free drink from a handsome young man who offers her a ride home. But she never reaches home and is instead thrown into the trunk of his car, and smuggled into Nevada where she is imprisoned in a storage facility-turned-brothel. Hyun Jae is renamed Eden by her captors, and learns what the rest of her life will entail: sex with strangers, making porn films and fighting for survival. She is quick to make a tight bond with another enslaved worker and wakes up to the fact that they both must escape at any cost.