Charles Theater to host free showing Oct. 16 of film about human trafficking in Iowa

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The North Iowa Coalition Against Human Trafficking will present the movie “Gridshock” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct 16 at the Charles Theater in Charles City. Admission is free.

Join Floyd County in the “Learn Something, Do Something” initiative to raise awareness on the horrible crime of human trafficking. Trafficking primarily comes in the form of forced labor and sex trafficking. It is the third largest crime in the world and typically targets women and children.

 

 

This documentary exposes the reality behind human trafficking in Iowa. The filmmaker, Vanessa McNeal, is a survivor of sexual violence. She explores why the sex trafficking industry thrives. The truth: Sex trafficking wouldn’t exist without the thirst and demand for it. The film features survivors of sex trafficking, local and federal law enforcement, advocates, politicians, and a recovering sex addict.

On Aug 29, the Floyd County Board of Supervisors joined a statewide coalition to end human trafficking in Iowa.  The goal of the Iowa Secretary of State and Iowa Businesses Against Trafficking is to have Iowa’s business community raise awareness and help prevent human trafficking.

Check out the movie trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5SanPltXa8 and come to the movie. Maybe you will be able to make a difference in the life of a human trafficked victim.

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