Human Trafficking Awareness Day Film Screening
February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Sex trafficking has been the subject of big action films and crime dramas, but how well does pop culture actually represent trafficking?
Join anti-human trafficking educators and frontline staff from Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis to watch the 2023 film Sound of Freedom and then debrief with an open conversation about sex trafficking myths, facts about sex trafficking, and how and why Hollywood represents trafficking in the ways it does.
We’ve chosen this film because it’s a controversial film that’s mired in some myths around sex trafficking. It’s also a very popular movie, meaning that many people have seen it and will base their understanding of what trafficking is on how this film (and others like it) represent it.
We hope that watching the film together as a community will help us bust some myths and give people some facts around how trafficking usually happens, as well as talk about how and why movies choose to represent sex trafficking in particular ways.
This event is virtual or in person at 38 Elizabeth St.
To register for the in-person event, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/human-trafficking-awareness-day-film-screening-sound-of-freedom-in-person-tickets-803023895087?aff=oddtdtcreator
To register for the online event, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/human-trafficking-awareness-day-film-screening-sound-of-freedom-virtual-tickets-803154616077?aff=oddtdtcreator