Make Newcastle a Slave Free Zone: Film screening and panel discussion

The Geographies of Social Change Research Cluster invite you to attend this free event:

Make Newcastle a slave free zone
Film screening and panel discussion

Tuesday 20th May, 3-5pm
Newcastle University, Daysh Building, Lecture theatre 1.29

Jenny Lloyd from the anti-trafficking charity Unchosen, and PhD student within Geography, Politics and Sociology, will be coming to Newcastle University to talk about modern day slavery and how researchers, frontline workers and the public can work together to stamp out trafficking in Newcastle. The event will include a screening of three films made for Unchosen’s Anti-Trafficking Short Film Competition, a panel discussion with experts working within the anti-trafficking sector and time for Q&A.

The three films to be screened are:
THE TRIP Directed by Prano Bailey-Bond & written by Anthony Fletcher
‘The Trip’ overall winner of the film competition has received very positive critical acclaim. Hung was smuggled into the UK at age sixteen, where he was forced to work in a cannabis factory, which was raided by the police- A victim of trafficking, he now has a criminal record, and is battling for asylum.

NICU Directed by Niki Anastasi
Nicu’s family wanted a better life for him, so he was taken from his native Romania to Spain and then to the UK. Just a child, he ended up being forced to steal for a gang on the streets of London…

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX Written & directed by Li-Da Kruger
‘Let’s talk about sex’ was joint overall winner for sexual exploitation category. This film tells the story of Anja who was forced into sexual exploitation and also tells the story of Ian, who describes his experience of paying for sex. This is one of the few films that competently deals with ‘demand’.

For more information please visit http://www.unchosen.org.uk or contact jenny@unchosen.org.uk

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