In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man...
Alex (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child. Claire (Mira Sorvino), Alex's wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls where lives of local neighborhood girl's freedoms and dignity are threatened. Parallel story lines intertwine and unfold twists against the backdrop of the dangerous human trafficking world, in a story of struggle, life, hope and redemption in the "TRADE of INNOCENTS."
This film helps raise awareness about human trafficking and marks the opening of USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Campus Challenge (ChallengeSlavery.org). A short discussion with the movie producer and trafficking experts will follow the film.
Directed By: Christopher Bessette and Produced By: Bill and Laurie Bolthouse, Jim Schmidt
Starring: Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend's Wedding, J. Edgar, Big Miracle, The Grey), Mira Sorvino (Academy Award Winner (Mighty Aphrodite); 3 Time Golden Globe Nominee; EMMY Nominee), John Billingsley, Trieu Tran
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Location: Landmark E Street Cinema @ 555 11th St NW, Washington, DC.
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Please RSVP at: http://challengeslavery.eventbrite.com/
Watch the "TRADE OF INNOCENTS" trailer, find resources, and learn how to make a difference in the fight against slavery at tradeofinnocents.com.
Last updated: November 26, 2012