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URI to screen Lifetime original film on Human Trafficking, Nov. 2

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500

KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 27, 2005 -- If you missed the premiere of the two-part Lifetime channel original film “Human Trafficking,” the University of Rhode Island’s Women’s Center will host a special screening of the complete film on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Free and open to the public, the film will be presented from 7 to 10 p.m. at Edwards Auditorium at the URI Kingston Campus. Viewer discretion is advised.

The movie features award-winning actors Mira Sorvino, Donald Sutherland and Robert Carlyle in a chilling portrayal of today’s global sex slave trade and the desperate fight to save its countless victims. The film unfolds through the stories of a rookie Department of Homeland Security ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agent on the trail of a deadly criminal kingpin, two Eastern European women forced into sex slavery and transported into the United States, and the horrifying ordeal of an American teenage girl kidnapped off the street of Manila for sale into sex slavery. The film is directed by Christian Duguay, from a teleplay written by Carol Doyle and Agatha Dominik. Robert Halmi Sr. is the executive producer.

The University Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services program based at the Women’s Center was given a copy the film by the Lifetime Entertainment Services. “We are thrilled that the Lifetime network provided a copy of this film to share with the community. This is a very important issue and the film provides an opportunity to increase awareness and open lines of communication on a troubling topic,” said Jenn Moio, director of the Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services program.


For more information about the film screening, contact Moio at 874-9131.