Film about human trafficking to be shown Monday

Dan Rather's 'Pornland' will kick off Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking festival

A one-hour documentary about human trafficking in Portland will be shown in downtown Camas.

“Pornland,” by Dan Rather Reports and HDNet, is scheduled to be shown Monday, at 6 p.m., at the Liberty Theatre, 315 N.E. Fourth Ave.

The free film screening will include resource tables and opportunities to ask questions of survivors/cast members. Individuals must be 13 or older to attend.

The Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking Film Festival will continue throughout the week. “The Day My God Died,” by Winona Ryder and Andrew Levine, will be shown Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m., in the Smith Student Union at Portland State University, 1825 S.W. Broadway, Portland.

“Selling the Girl Next Door,” produced by Steve Turnham and CNN, can be viewed Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m., at YWCA Clark County, 3609 Main St., Vancouver.

“Wonderland,” starring Val Kilmer, Kate Bosworth and Lisa Kudrow, will be screened Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m., in the Smith Student Union at PSU.

Sponsors of the NWCAT Film Festival include Soroptimist International of Camas/Washougal, Soroptimist International of Southwest Washington and the Liberty Theatre. The coalition was founded by Soroptimist International Northwestern Region to provide information and protect women and girls from human labor and sex trafficking in the northwestern region of the U.S.

“Our hope is that we will be able to educate and inform the public about human trafficking in our backyard so we can all become a part of the solution to making our communities safer and prevent our children from becoming lost to those trying to do harm,” said Michelle Bart, chairperson of the film festival and conference.

The fourth annual NWCAT conference will be held Friday, Jan. 13, through Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St., Portland. The cost to attend will be $125 per person.

There will be 15 workshops and more than 50 speakers, including Anuadha Koirala, with Friends of Maiti Nepal. Last year’s conference attracted more than 500 attendees from 21 states.

For more information about the film festival, visit www.nwcatfilmfest2012.eventbrite.com. Registration information about the NWCAT conference can be found at www.nwcat2012.eventbrite.com/.

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