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On the Eve of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
FRONTLINE and the Museum of Tolerance hosted a special virtual screening of:
TRAFFICKED IN AMERICA
AND DISCUSSION WITH:
Filmmakers Daffodil Altan and Andrés Cedial join Sonia Parras Konrad, activist, attorney, and advocate for immigrant survivors of labor trafficking, who is featured in the film. Moderated by Museum of Tolerance Director, Liebe Geft.
Daffodil Altan - Daffodil Altan is an Emmy-winning director, producer and correspondent for FRONTLINE, PBS’s flagship investigative documentary series. Most recently she directed, produced, and was the correspondent for "COVID’s Hidden Toll" (2020), the latest installment in her award-winning body of work exposing the hidden realities facing low-wage immigrant workers in the U.S., many of whom are undocumented.
Andrés Cediel - Andrés Cediel is a documentary filmmaker and Professor of Visual Journalism. He produced “Rape in the Fields” and was a writer and producer of “Rape on the Night Shift” which brought to light rampant sexual assault of immigrant women in the agricultural and janitorial industries. The two films, which aired in both English and Spanish, were produced at the Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) and were part of a multi-media collaboration with FRONTLINE, Univision, the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED.
Sonia Parras - Sonia Parras Konrad is an activist, attorney, and educator on legal remedies for immigrant survivors of gender violence and labor trafficking. Through her work Sonia strives to promote the organization and leadership of immigrant survivors. She is a writer and a national and international speaker on women’s rights. Sonia has founded and co-founded numerous non-profit organizations including The Legal Clinic of ICADV, LUNA, LLI of Greater Des Moines, and ASISTA, a nationwide organization that provides immigration technical assistance to front line advocates and attorneys.
View the film.
Watch the discussion below.