Girl Be Heard: Staging the Revolution via Theater

Girl Be Heard (originally known as the Project Girl Performance Collective) is a not-for-profit theater group that is the brainchild of Ashley Marinaccio, Artistic Director, and Jessica Greer Morris, Executive Director. They have melded their talents and backgrounds to create “social justice theater.” The new name reflects a rebranding, as the organization moves beyond its […]

Fighting Human Trafficking Through Film

The 2012 Film Forum: Fighting Trafficking through Film was held to harness the visceral power of film to illuminate the issues of commercial sexual exploitation and modern-day slavery.

“Girls Likes Us” — Rachel Lloyd’s Memoir Illuminates the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Girls Like Us presents a dual story thread. One is Lloyd’s personal narrative; the other is a primer on what trafficked American girls are up against.

“The Whistleblower:” Amplifying the Reality of Human Trafficking

The story’s trajectory follows Kathryn Bokovac from her discovery of trafficking corruption, complicity, and cover-ups through her efforts to report her findings—despite files of evidence disappearing and witness tampering.

Sexual Trafficking in Israel

On the buying of sex, Sakow said, “Where there’s men, there’s trafficking. It has nothing to do with religion.”

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Client 9 delves into an interesting set of circumstances. However, it is not built upon the questions that I brought to the film.

Lawrence Taylor, The Media, and Human Trafficking

Most of the local news stories gave little to no insight to the aspects of human trafficking apparent in this case, nor the prevalence of this activity on New York City streets.

A Report From “Women in the World: Stories and Solutions” Summit – Part 1

Madeleine Albright’s most arresting comment was the analogy, “Women in a country are like the canary in the coal mine.”

The Rehabilitation of Eliot Spitzer

As Matthews repeatedly called him “Governor,” I wondered what the exact protocol was for retaining your title even after you have resigned in disgrace.

Emma Thompson, Featured in “Fatal Promises, Speaks Out on Human Trafficking

Prominently featured in Fatal Promises is actress and activist Emma Thompson. In addition to making powerful public service announcements, Thompson is the co-curator (with Elena, a trafficking survivor), of the interactive art installation Journey. The work puts the viewer directly into the experience of a sexually trafficked woman.