1h 11m / Not Rated (R-Equivalent) / Documentary
With 45 million sex trafficking victims worldwide (more than 12,000 of them right here in Florida), only 1% manage to escape or be rescued. Surviving Sex Trafficking examines the ongoing struggles of those survivors as they desperately fight to break free of their past, heal their bodies and minds, reconnect with a world of hope, and reclaim their lost humanity.
Jain monk Sadhvi Siddhali Shree, the filmmaker behind the award-winning documentary Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Traffic, as she uncovers the depth of pain felt by survivors as well as if and how they can truly recover. Through conversations with victims and trips to women’s shelters around the world, Surviving Sex Trafficking reveals their stories and how they escaped, how they continue to survive, and how they live day to day with the repressed trauma from the horrific events they experienced.
This is a FREE community screening, but reservations are required by clicking the ticketing link. Guests are encouraged to stay after the screening for a panel discussion with local advocates making a difference in the Tampa Bay area.
This event is hosted by The Junior League of Tampa. Their Human Trafficking Awareness project seeks to end human trafficking throughout the Tampa Bay area by working with a network of community partners and government organizations to spread awareness, educate and advocate.