Yes, you’ll want to see ALL the films at the 2015 Greater Farmington Film Festival but here are 10 good reasons to see our opening film The Long Night on Thursday, March 5th, at 7:30 pm at the Smith Theatre at Oakland Community College.
1. Tim Matsui, the director of The Long Night, will join us for a Q&A after the film, followed by a discussion about human trafficking with representatives from area nonprofits, law enforcement, and government.
2. The film originated with the photojournalist work of director Matsui after he received a $25,000 grant to document domestic minor sex trafficking as the first ever Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grantee.
3. You’ll empathize with Lisa’s struggle to escape a life of addiction and abuse.
4. You’ll be inspired by the efforts of Tom and Nacole to rescue their runaway daughter from the streets.
5. See the film Pictures of the Year International (POYi) has named Documentary Project of the Year.
6. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from others working in our community to end human trafficking, including the Michigan Abolitionist Project.
7. “The Long Night is an important look into the underbelly of the Northwest region’s sex trade. Anyone who cares about kids should view it.”–Seattle Times
8. You also get perspectives from the police who hear “the worst story I have ever heard” every single day on the job.
9. This is the very FIRST public screening of The Long Night in Michigan!
10. You’ll gain a better understanding of how pervasive human trafficking is, how it impacts families, and what you can do to protect others and help to end trafficking in our communities.
Check out the trailer below and purchase your tickets at the Farmington Civic Theater, Costick Center, or online at the festival web site.
Presentation of The Long Night is made possible in part by the generous support of the Michigan Abolitionist Project and State Representative Christine Greig & Bob Greig.
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