Artist talk, film documentary screening 'Redlight' and Q&A
Published 4:36 pm, Saturday, March 31, 2012
Prior to the screening of the film documentary "Redlight," meet Silvermine Guild Artist member, Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong Sunday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m. in the Galleries. Armstrong will discuss her work in her current exhibit "I Am She" and the relationship to the documentary. She will join the film's director, Guy Jacobson, after the film for a Q&A.
"Redlight" is an inspiring and powerful feature documentary that exposes and chronicles the tragedies and injustices of the international child-trafficking industry. Narrated and produced by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and actress Lucy Liu, Redlight was filmed over a four year period in Cambodia focusing on the personal stories of these young victims and two remarkable advocates for change: grass-roots activist Somaly Mam and politician Mu Sochua. Both have since been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and won other numerous human rights awards around the world.
Using footage smuggled out of the brothels and harrowing testimonials, Redlight follows the plight of several current and former exploited children. Some are trying to regain entry into the Cambodian society to find a semblance of normality after their horrific experiences. Other stories highlight the plight of victims who are attempting to bring perpetrators to justice. Their ultimately heroic battles to find witnesses and take brothel owners to court are dramatically brought to life in this topical and moving feature documentary.
A question and answer session will follow the screening with director and producer Guy Jacobson.
For information, visit www.redlightthemovie.com. To purchase advance tickets call 203-966-9700 ext. 22. Tickets are $10 for members; $12 for non-members.