Friday, February 11, 2011

Film on Child Sex Trafficking to be Shown at St. Michael's College

FILM: “Playground: the Child Sex Trade in America”

Screening and Discussion with the Filmmaker

Monday, March 7, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael's College

While traveling to the Philippines in 2001, filmmaker Libby Spears gained first-hand knowledge of the horrific practice of trafficking human beings for sexual exploitation. She dug a little deeper and discovered that most of these victims were young children. She was further astonished to find the involvement of the United States and the degree to which the U.S. was influencing the global demand and growth of the sex-trafficking industry. This powerful yet poignant film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.There is no admission cost.

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