On Screen/In Person: Break the Chain

Audience: For Mature Audiences

Showtimes: 09/19/2018 7:00pm

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Film Screening Location: York College of Pennsylvania, DeMeester Hall

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On Screen/In Person Program

The Appell Center for the Performing Arts and York College of Pennsylvania are proud to co-host this year's Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation's On Screen/In Person Program. The program tours six of the best new independent American films and their filmmakers throughout the region for public film screenings and live Q&A opportunities. For a full list of this year's films, see here.


On Screen/In Person is a program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment of the Arts.


Synopsis

Produced and Directed by Michigan documentary filmmakers, Laura E. Swanson and Kirk Mason, ‘Break the Chain’ is an award-winning feature-length documentary film that addresses the often "hidden-in-plain-sight" issue of Human Trafficking within Michigan communities and the United States. The film chronicles two survivors of Human Trafficking - providing a detailed look at how trafficking goes unnoticed within our backyards. Kwami, a child survivor of Labor Trafficking, was enslaved for nearly five years with three other children in Ypsilanti, Michigan before anyone noticed. Debbie, a survivor of Sex Trafficking, takes us through her experience of being sold for sex around the Detroit-Area between the ages of 13 and 18.


Accompanying the stories of these survivors are nearly 20 interviews with researchers, Senators, non-profit organizations, legal service agencies, law enforcement officers and several artists actively working to raise awareness for this global issue. The film teaches us that what we see in the media about human trafficking is one small sensationalized form - that it occurs anywhere and everywhere within our world. More importantly, viewers will learn how we are all connected to this extremely profitable business and that we have the power to choose what we support, and ultimately, how we break the chain.

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