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WOMEN IN THE WORLD WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH FILM FESTIVAL
Now in its 8th year, Women In Media – Newark’s international Women’s History Month Film Festival continues to educate about, and advocate for global issues facing women. “Women In the World,” the theme of the 2017 film fest, will focus on independent films that illustrate the resilience and determination of women worldwide to triumph over adversity and will include a panel of speakers on this topic. This will be the first year that this exciting, free film festival will be shared with Monmouth University’s audience.
Films screened during the event include SOLD – a narrative, feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick. Based on true stories, SOLD, is the story of Lakshmi who journeys
from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison
called Happiness House in Kolkata, India.
SOLD is directed by Academy and Emmy award-winner, Jeffrey D. Brown,
Executive Produced by two time Academy Award winner, Emma Thompson,
Produced by Jane Charles, Co-Produced by Katie Mustard and Written by
Joseph Kwong and Jeffrey D. Brown.
There will be a post screening panel with about Human Trafficking with Wincey Terry Bryant and Susan Panzica, NJ Coalition Against Human trafficking; Dr. Guia Calicdan-Apostle, Vice President, The HEAAT Foundation; Keyla Munoz, FBI; Det. Shawn Murphy, SVU, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office