ECC to show documentary on minor sex trafficking Sept. 27
The Ellsworth Community College Diversity Committee plans to show a powerful video about domestic minor sex trafficking in the United States and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it. The showing of “Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth” is free of charge and open to the public on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 pm in ECC’s Kruse Main Hall, Hamilton Auditorium.
A description of the video and the intentions of those who filmed it can be found online at http://sexandmoneyfilm.com/. The website notes that since September 2009, a crew of five journalists has traveled to more than 30 states and conducted more than 75 interviews with federal agents, victims, politicians, activists, psychologists, and porn stars, among others.
“We are hosting this event in hopes of making our ECC students and community members aware of what is going on right here in our own country,” says Anne Sherve-Ose, ECC music professor and Diversity Committee member. “We think of these things as happening in other parts of the world but not in our own backyards, yet this is a crime with more than 100,000 U.S. victims each year. As indicated on the website, the goal of the film is to bring freedom to those enslaved in this awful industry.”