California’s Forgotten Children

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California’s Forgotten Children

999 Newport Center Drive
Friday, April 27 @ 5:45 pm - 7:17 pm
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California’s Forgotten Children

“California’s Forgotten Children” is a feature documentary about child sex trafficking. The film recounts true stories of girls and boys who were commercially sexually exploited in California and are now survivors and courageous leaders fighting for the rights of victims worldwide.   The survivors stories show that any child can be exploited regardless of ethnicity or social economic background.  Highlighting heroic stories from abolitionist and advocates who work night and day to protect children and to put an end to this epidemic.   This film is a call to action by giving viewers the tools and the knowledge to combat this scourge. By creating awareness, this documentary empowers a movement to address this epidemic and support survivors on their path to freedom.

 

Q&A with Filmmaker Melody C. Miller and subject/survivor Leah Jonet Albright-Byrd following the screening

 

Details

Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 5:45 pm - 7:17 pm
Event CategoryDocumentary

Venue

Venue Name: The Lot- SCREEN 4
Address: 999 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States

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Organizer

Organizer Name: Newport Beach Film Festival
Phone: (949) 253-2880

Other

Running Time 1h 32m 37s
Country Of Origin USA
Year Completed 2018
Producer(s) Melody C. Miller, Jery Heverrly, Genice Jacobs, Betsy Tsai
Cinematographer Jason Knutzen
Editor Melody C. Miller and Eric F. Martin
Music Stephen Spies
Screenwriter Melody C. Miller
Short Synopsis "California's Forgotten Children" is a feature documentary about child sex trafficking. The film recounts true stories of girls and boys who were commercially sexually exploited in California and are now survivors and courageous leaders fighting for the rights of victims worldwide.
Language English
Youtube/Vimeo Link https://vimeo.com/123156880
Director Melody C. Miller
Venue The Lot
Cast Carissa Phelps, Minh Dang, Rachel Thomas, Nikolaos Al-Khadra, Withelma "T" Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, and Leah Jonet Albright-Byrd