Not My Life Screenings and Discussions

Not My Life Screenings and Discussions

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 7:00pm - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 9:00pm

The internationally acclaimed documentary, Not My Life, has a weeklong run at the Little Theatre as part of a community-wide effort to increase awareness of human trafficking in the tri-county area.

Hailed as a “seminal” film by the CNN Freedom Project and others, Not My Life, filmed on five continents over a period of four years, is the first documentary to focus on human trafficking as a global, multi-faceted human rights abuse that exists in virtually every country in the world, including the United States. The film is a production of Worldwide Documentaries, a Bloomfield, NY based not-for-profit company whose president, Robert Bilheimer, is an Academy Award nominee. The film is narrated by Glenn Close.

Writing about Not My Life prior to its Rochester premiere at the 360/365 Film Festival in May, 2011, veteran Gannett film critic Jack Garner said: "Not My Life is a beautifully made and deeply impassioned plea on behalf of the millions of young people around the world who have few advocates in a world bent on abusing them.” The filmmakers, area anti-trafficking activists, and social agencies hope the series of events surrounding Not My Life’s week-long run at The Little will help catalyze awareness of human trafficking crimes, who they affect, and what can be done to prevent them.

Screenings and Guest Speakers Schedule:

Friday May 10- 7PM
Dr. Elaine Spaull, Executive Director, The Center for Youth and Rochester City Councilmember and Sean Wrench, Executive Director, Forsaken Generation Focus: What is human trafficking? 

Saturday May 11- 4PM & 7PM / Sunday May 12– 4PM & 7PM 
(Ret) FBI Special Agent Greg Bristol (Washington, D.C.) Focus: What is law enforcement’s role in combating human trafficking?

Monday May 13– 7PM

Andra Ackerman, Deputy Chief, Special Victims Trial Division, Monroe County DA’s Office Focus: Human Trafficking in the Rochester Community

Tuesday May 14
: No Screenings 

Wednesday May 15– 7PM

Renan Salgado & George Martinez, Workers Justice Center of NY Focus: Migrant Labor

Thursday May 16– 7PM

Sean Wrench, Executive Director, Forsaken Generation Focus: Impacting a community; awareness, policy advocacy, education, rescue, and restoration