By HTP Editorial
Break the Chain is a feature length documentary which tackles the “hidden-in-plain-sight” issue of human trafficking. The film was produced and directed by Laura E. Swanson and Kirk Mason, and was fiscally sponsored by Driftseed, a non-profit dedicated to promoting positive social change for girls and women through documentary storytelling.
“The film teaches us that what we see in the media about human trafficking is one small sensationalized form – that it occurs anywhere and everywhere within our world. More importantly, viewers will learn how we are all connected to this extremely profitable business and that we have the power to choose what we support, and ultimately, how we break the chain.”
Break the Chain focuses on two survivors, one of labor trafficking and the other of sex trafficking, and includes a host of interviews with artists, legislators, law enforcement and various agencies and non-profits. The documentary has been selected to tour 14 venues in the U.S. this fall as part of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation On Screen/In Person program. The film will also be made available for education and awareness training.
“Currently, we are partnering with police, public schools, universities, state courts, child-services, shelters and nonprofit organizations for Public Screenings and Private Trainings on the issue of Human Trafficking.”
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