Local Sightings 2019 - Shattered Dreams w/ Substance
$13 General Admission
* Co-presented with REST: Real Escape from the Sex Trade! Post-screening Q&A with filmmakers in attendance! *
(Bill Wisneski, US, 2019, 55 min)
Shattered Dreams is an Emmy award-winning documentary that examines the pervasive, dark underworld of sex trafficking in America. Heart wrenching personal stories from survivors of the illicit sex trade and leading experts reveal how vastly misunderstood and disregarded this important human rights issue has been.
As hundreds of thousands of victims’ lives are destroyed by this multi-billion-dollar industry, the complex challenge of targeting the cause of this deeply embedded problem is exposed. Will increased awareness finally drive real solutions to save lives or will we continue to let this underground industry thrive in America?
Note: NWFF acknowledges that shedding light on the sensitive topic of sex trafficking does not intend to equate to, cast judgment on, or provide meaningful commentary on the many people who willfully choose to participate in sex work of various kinds.
Screens with... Substance
(Jamaal Bradley, Redmond, WA, 5 min)
Two brothers fight over the forthcoming destruction of their family, but the love of a small child will change the future for generations.
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Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 22nd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival (September 20-29, 2019) showcases the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest. Its 2019 edition features a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.
Programmed closely with community partners as curators, the festival uplifts new talent, provides educational opportunities for youth and adults, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.