Film Screening

September 21, 2013

21 Sept 4 pm

The Day My God Died

Documentary, Nepal and India

Directed by Andrew Levine

Duration: 60 min

The Day My God Died is a feature-length documentary that presents the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex trade. They describe the day they were abducted from their village and sold into sexual servitude as “The Day My God Died”. Filmed in Nepal and India this documentary provides actual footage from inside the brothels of Bombay, a world seldom seen by outsiders known as "The Cages," captured with spy camera technology. The documentary also features Anuradha Koirala, 62, CNN Hero of the year, for her fight against the trafficking of Nepali women and children since 1993, who remind us that, "these are our daughters."

28 Sept 4 pm

The Price of Sex NC16

Documentary, Eastern European

Produced by Mimi Chakarova

Duration: 73 min

The Price of Sex is a feature-length documentary about young Eastern European women who’ve been drawn into a world of sex trafficking and abuse. Intimate, harrowing and revealing, it is a story told by the young women who were supposed to be silenced by shame, fear and violence. Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova, who grew up in Bulgaria, takes us on a personal investigative journey, exposing the shadowy world of sex trafficking from Eastern Europe to the Middle East and Western Europe. Filming undercover and gaining extraordinary access, Chakarova illuminates how even though some women escape to tell their stories, sex trafficking thrives. Winner of two awards in 2011.

Please join us to learn about human trafficking or modern day slavery, a global business of US$32 bln per year, after arms and drugs. Almost every country is involved either as a supply or destination country, including Singapore. It is a heinous crime against humanity involving 27 million victims. Film is a powerful medium which conveys audio and visual messages which are better retained and creates emotional and long lasting impact which helps to shape personal and social attitudes. Learn about what it is, how it affects you and what you can do to help to combat this social injustice.

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