During the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, which took place in Hollywood Sept. 1-3, there were more than 80 workshops. As a part of the Film & Media Festival, the films Sold in America and Sands of Silence were screened.

Sold in America trailer

Sold in America is a glimpse into the world of sex trafficking in the United States through the stories of three women sold at an early age, whom we now meet as empowered survivors.

Sands of Silence is a cross-platform project encompassing the documentary project Sands of Silence: A Personal Journey into the Trafficking of Women and its outreach digital portal SOS_SLAVES: Changing the Trafficking Game. The online hub integrates a micro-documentary series as well as a game-for-change, inspiring audiences to take direct action through an array of Web-based civic engagement tools promoting real world volunteerism.

Moderator/Filmmaker:

Leah Aldridge — moderator
Film Student
University of Southern California
Chelo Alvarez-Stehle
Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker
& New Media Producer

To view a complete list of workshops, speakers and information related to the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, click here.

Sold in America & Sands of Silence