7pm , Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. New Haven 06511
Chelo Álvarez-Stehle. SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage (86 min., US/Spain) – The Film that Gives Courage to Speak Out against Sexual Violence.
A 15-year quest to expose the underworld of sexual exploitation and trafficking from Asia to the Americas leads world-reporter Chelo Alvarez-Stehle to the windswept beach where her childhood ended and family secrets began. As she documents the transformation of sex-trafficking survivor Virginia Isaias—a Mexican American woman whose past is engulfed in a cycle of sexual exploitation—into a resilient survivor committed to break that pattern, Chelo undertakes a parallel journey of healing and introspection as she sets out to shatter the silence about abuse in her own life.
Official Trailer: www.sandsofsilence.org/trailer/
Q&A with Chelo Álvarez-Stehle and possibly also with Virginia Isaías (sex-trafficking survivor from México)