A powerful new documentary about the issue of human trafficking is coming to Taylor. The Wahl Centre, in conjunction with some of our seminary students, presents Nefarious on Monday, June 17th.
This documentary was written, directed and produced by Benjamin Nolot, the founder and president of Exodus Cry, which seeks to combat modern slavery. The film is a hard-hitting look at an industry that profits from the sale and labor of an estimated 27-million people worldwide, many of them forced into the sex trade.
As the film's official website says, "You'll see where slaves are sold (often in developed, affluent countries), where they work, and where they are confined. You'll hear first-hand interviews with real victims and traffickers, along with expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders. From initial recruitment to victim liberation—and everything in between—the previously veiled underworld of sex slavery is uncovered in the groundbreaking, tell-all Nefarious, Merchant of Souls."
The film will be followed up a discussion of this issue from a local, regional and national perspective. Charlottte Balis from Act Edmonton will show how this issue is not just a plague involving foreign countries, but affects all of us. She will also share some of the ways all of us can be part of the solution.
The film will be screened at 7:00 PM on the Taylor campus (11525 - 23 Avenue NW).
(View the trailer by clicking on the image above.)