The Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston is set for March 9-12 at Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont.
It will showcases 28 films from around the globe. The red carpet opening event will be 6 p.m. March 9. The Stopping Traffic Film, which we have been privileged to be a part of, airs in the prime spot on Saturday Night March 11th @ 7:30pm, which is really exciting for us.
We will head up there Thursday and stay till Sunday for the award presentation.
An estimated 27 million people are trafficked worldwide every year, delivering an easy $32 billion a year to their enslavers. The Stopping Traffic Film journeys to the Philippines, Mexico, Thailand, Iraq, and major U.S. cities to provide raw images and first-hand documentation of a crime that prevails across every culture and at all socioeconomic strata. It explore the practices among families, in the streets, and behind closed doors to explain how a child or young adult is groomed to be trafficked, at an average cost to a trafficker of $90, but with a potential to yield thousands. The documentary establish how and why the U.S., with its relative affluence, technological sophistication, and solid tourist industry, has become the greatest source of sex traffickers’ customers.
Finally the film is a call to action, intending to inspire the viewer to join in the movement to seek an end to human trafficking, helping to break the isolation of millions of voiceless victims.
We have had a wonderful response from people asking how they can help us promote the documentary in Boston and in the other locations this year. I think the best way is to email me directly and we can talk about what sort of role you are wanting to play.
Dr John A. King