Thursday October 4, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- The Latchis Theatre will host a benefit screening of the documentary "Not My Life," about worldwide child trafficking and slavery, on Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888-3737-888), operated by Polaris Project, a leading anti-human trafficking organization (www.PolarisProject.org). Introduction and Q&A will be held by Mei-Mei Ellerman, Polaris board member, emerita.

Today, more than 20 million individuals -- children, women and men -- are trapped in modern slavery in every country on the planet. Human trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry, driven by profit and the demand for cheap labor and products and sex. In the wake of President Obama’s powerful speech on human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the Clinton Global Initiatives on Sept. 25, the screening of "Not My Life" is timely. Filmed on five continents over the course of four years, it gives a unique view of the scope and diversity of one of the worst forms of human rights abuse in our times, and many of the underlying issues. "Not My Life" is directed by Oscar nominee Robert Bilheimer and narrated by Glenn Close. Visit notmylife.org.

For more information, contact the Latchis at 802-246-1500.


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