Title: The Lost Girls
Location: Auburn State Theater
Day: Sunday, July 31
Time: 3:00 pm
Cost: $10.00 adult; $5.00 17 years and under Buy Tickets: https://www.auburnstatetheatre.org/on-screen
Note: Not recommended for children under 13 years old Film Trailer: https://youtu.be/7f4DzaHZ_aA
AUBURN, Ca., June 27, 2022: Robert Craig Films in association with Artists For Change announced today they will have a screening of The Lost Girls on July 31st to help bring more awareness of sex trafficking to our local community. This weekend was chosen for the premiere because it’s the United Nations international day of remembrance titled, ‘World Day Against Trafficking in Persons’.
This LIFETIME Channel premiere movie was directed by Hollywood veteran filmmaker Julia Verdin with efforts to help young girls and boys around the world to be more aware of the evils of the trafficking industry.
“Those of us who work in the film and TV industries carry an incredible responsibility in these troubled times,” says Verdin. “Having met a number of 14-15 year old survivors and seeing the level of trauma they struggle with, it is very important to me to do all that I can to educate teenagers and parents about techniques traffickers use to recruit and what the signs of someone being trafficked are. Education leads to prevention.”
IMPORTANT TOPICS IN THE FILM
Showcasing modern trafficking techniques.
Illustrating methods traffickers use to keep their victims hostage and afraid to reach out for help.
Emphasizing the importance of family values, parents being present and building trust with teens.
Demonstrating the importance of faith in God as part of the recovery journey.
Highlighting the need for support for survivors in recovery.
Angie Morgan is deep in her rebellious teen phase, acting out against her absent parents with her secret new
boyfriend, Mario. However, unknown to her, Mario is a reluctant agent of a vast sex trafficking network, and he is forced to lure Angie into a horrifying world of rape and abuse.
As the police and her heartbroken parents fight to find her, Angie and the other trafficked girls struggle to
maintain hope and stay alive. When Angie finally escapes and is brought home, she is haunted by the atrocities done to her and by the shadowy figures still pursuing her. She must eventually confront the shame and fear instilled in her in order to save the girls she left behind.
This story depicts the horrors of sex trafficking in a deeply visceral way, serving as a call to action for many who consider their lives untouched by this world. Beyond that, however, The Lost Girls is also a story of
family, of bravery, and of self-worth that cannot be dictated by the world around you.
Q & A PANEL
After the film, there will be a 30-minute Q & A from a panel of experts in the trafficking industry including:
Don Brewster from AIM www.aimfree.org
Victor Pecoraro from Stand Up Placer www.StandUpPlacer.org
Johnny Lujan from Freedom Through Education www.FreedomThroughEducation.com
A girl that has been rescued from trafficking
A local sheriff (TBA)
The screening is sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Auburn, the Auburn State Theater and local movie production company Robert Craig Films.
For tickets to the film, you can purchase online at www.AuburnStateTheatre.org/on-screen. All ticket sale proceeds will be given to AIM, and a matching amount of those tickets sales will be given to Stand Up Placer, sponsored by Robert Craig Films.
About: Artists For Change, Inc.
Artists for Change is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to create high impact film, television, and multimedia projects to inspire individuals, organizations, and communities to bring about positive social change. For more information visit: www.Artists4Change.org.
About: Robert Craig Films
Robert Craig Films is movie production company located in Meadow Vista California with a mission to bring high quality entertaining movies with life redemptive content to the screen. Visit www.RobertCraigFilms.com for more information or contact Robert Craig at (916)778-8777 or by email at Robert@RobertCraig.com.
About: Julia Verdin
Long time filmmaker Julia Verdin is known as an accomplished producer, award-winning Director and screenwriter. Having been in the film business for over 30 years, Julia has established herself as one of Hollywood’s leading independent producers. She has over 36 critically acclaimed feature films under her belt with several currently in the pipeline. She is the founder and owner of Rough Diamond Productions since 1995 and president and founder of Artists For Change plus many other resume accolades. For more information you can visit: www.RoughDiamondProductions.net/julia-verdin or www.imdb.com/name/nm0893845.
To reach Julia you may email her at Julia.Verdin@Artists4Change.org.
About: World Day Against Trafficking In Persons
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed July 30 in a resolution (A/RES/68/192) to improve the coordinating efforts against trafficking in persons. Visit their website for more information: https://www.un.org/en/observances/end-human-trafficking-day
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