Ensler’s hope and goal is for each individual girl to “empower her authentic self.”
Tagged: Sexual Trafficking
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.
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.
On the buying of sex, Sakow said, “Where there’s men, there’s trafficking. It has nothing to do with religion.”
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.
Several story threads make up the narrative. In a chilling sequence, we see a videotape made by two young men who filmed their exploits as rising pimps, with hopes of snaring a reality show. The streets of New York City have never looked bleaker.