Continuing pre-festival highlights from the upcoming African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) – the festival’s 20th edition, to be held in Manhattan from November 23 to December 11.
From Brook Bello comes the feature documentary, Survivor – a film about life after the physical, emotional, mental abuse suffered under sex-slavery.
In a collaboration with the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI), Bello (a survivor of sex-slavery herself) made the film to raise awareness of the serious practice of sex- and human trafficking around the world, and speak for those who don’t have voices.
Bello entered the world of sex trafficking very early on in her life (in her teens), after suffering sexual abuse, and running away from home – a life she lived for at least a decade. The film delves into her own personal experiences, as well as those stories of other women who’ve been victims of abuse and sex- and human-trafficking.
As ADIFF puts it:
A visual testimony about life after sex-slavery and abuse. One woman’s secret and fear to share what happened to her and almost ruined her life. Actress Brook Bello shares her story of survival from rape and sex-slavery in the US and goes on an emotional, spiritual and physical journey that will take her from suicidal thoughts, pain and addiction to a life of healing.
Survivor will screen on Thursday, December 6 at 8:30PM at the Schomburg Center in Harlem (NYC).
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Watch the trailer below: