”Social and developmental psychologist and author Lynn Phillips explores the line between consent and coercion in this … look at popular culture and the way real girls and women navigate their heterosexual relationships and hookups”.
A peek between the glossy surface of sophisticated 21st-century society reveals a chilling revelation–the enslavement of more than 27 million people worldwide. Look deeper still and you will uncover an industry that brutalizes and debases these individuals, many of them young girls, through sex slavery. Finally, you come face to face with the manifold atrocities surrounding the industry, from the deceptive recruitment and kidnapping of the victims to their working and living conditions and their physical, mental, and spiritual torment, oftentimes under the umbrella of government complicity and societal neglect. Filmmaker Benjamin Nolot travels through 19 countries, across four continents, into dingy Cambodian brothels, Thai karaoke bars, Amsterdam’s infamous red-light district, Moldovan orphanages, legal Nevada brothels, and the street corners and alleyways of metropolises worldwide.
Winner: Grand Prize for first documentary, California Film Awards, 2011 ; Winner: 33rd annual telly awards, silver award ; Winner: Award of merit for a feature documentary, Accolade Competition, 2011 ; Winner: best screenplay, best of competition, Honlulu Film Awards, 2012 ; Winner: Ministers choice award, Phoenix, New Media film festival, 2011 ; Winner: Platinum best of show award for a documentary issue, Aurora Film Awards, 2011 ; Finalist: transforming stories, International Christian film festival, 2011 ; Winner: Award of excellence, Canada Film Festival, 2011.
We need to be aware, we cannot ignore or forget.
Release 2012 96 minutes
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Video: Wired for sex, lies and power trips
This film examines the culture of sexual harassment and bullying widespread among many teens today. The price that adolescents, especially girls, pay to be cool, hip and popular in our brave new wired world is shared by three different groups of culturally diverse teenagers.
Bonus features: Three interactive classroom modules based on 8-minute dramas on sexual pressures created by the teen participants in the film ; excerpts from the three part radio documentary series featured on CBC Radio One’s Ideas ; Ryan’s rap video “Under Pressure.”
Released 2009 45 minutes
Question: Which of the following statements are true about Washtenaw County, MI?
Answer: These statements are all true!
Join the University of Michigan School of Public Health and co-sponsors* for a research-based dramatization of the stories behind these and other Washtenaw County public health statistics on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Michigan League Ballroom from 5:45-7:45 P.M. The event will include a facilitated dialogue and a reception. See attached flyer for details.
Register today http://sitemaker.umich.edu/sph_diversity/registration
*Co-Sponsors: University of Michigan Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, School of Social Work, Alumni Association, Educational Theatre Company, Washtenaw County Public Health, and Understanding Race Project.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
1pm Central/2pm Eastern
Refugees arrive in the United States from all many different countries, bringing diverse backgrounds and experiences, possessing a variety of strengths, and encountering a myriad of challenges as they adjust to their new life in the United States. Join Homa Naficy, Hartford Public Library, Director of Multicultural Services, and Sanja Bebic, Center for Applied Linguistics, Director, Cultural Orientation Resource Center as they lead a discussion on how libraries can help ease the transition of refugees and become a home away from home for new arrivals in your community. Registration is $20 for ALA members, $25 for non-members, and $120 for groups.
For more information, and to register, please visit http://www.ala.org/onlinelearning/unit/olos.
Questions? Please contact OLOS staff at email@example.com.
Dancing great Bill Williamson takes a look back on the beginnings of his career and his romance with fellow rising star Selina. Their romance is brief because Selina does not want to settle down. The movie includes an all-star show hosted by Cab Calloway.
I love this movie. Askwith Mike
Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago’s South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations.
This is a fantastic movie about social status in the U.S. The cast; Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil and Ruby Dee well, frankly speak for themselves. This is one of the best film experiences you’ll ever have.