|Posted on September 1, 2014 at 1:25 AM|
The Day My God Died
The Kikulu Foundation will be joining the Gendercide Awareness Project for the film screening of "The Day My God Died' on September 25th, 2014 at the Angelika Theatre in Dallas, TX.
￼Filmed in Nepal and India, this documentary presents the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the sex trade. The film provides actual footage from inside the brothels of Bombay, known even to the tourists as “The Cages,” captured with spy camera technology. The documentary also introduces the heroes of the movement who are working to abolish child sex slavery and who remind us that, “these are our daughters.” A short panel discussion will follow. See trailer.
In many parts of the developing world, every day there are young girls who are escaping slavery and fighting for their right to an education. According to the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report by the US State Department, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are among the nations in Africa that remain sources and destination countries for men, women, and children subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking.
The Kikulu Foundation supports education in Uganda and educating children helps combat the sex trafficking industry. When women and girls are educated they begin to earn money, bring income to their families. Not only does education prepare girls for better jobs, but also it delays marriage and prevents girls from being trafficked. In Uganda specifically, the report shows that Ugandan children as young as seven are exploited in forced labor within the country. Forced child labor occurs in agriculture, cattle herding, mining, stone quarrying, brick making, car washing, scrap metal collection, bars, restaurants, and the domestic service sector; girls and boys are also exploited in prostitution. When girls are educated they begin to earn money, bring income to their families and gain the respect of their husbands.
Education and Awareness to help fight human trafficking is crucial.
The Kikulu Foundation will be participating in the theatre's marketplace for the film screening. We will have handmade items made from women's groups we support from around the world. When women earn a living and can provide for their family, the are less likely to be trafficked.
This film screening is presented by the Gendercide Awareness Project in collaboration with the World Affairs Council of DFW, UTD, Asia Center & Women's Center SMU, Embrey Human Rights Program, India Association of North Texas, League of Women Voters, and South Asia Democracy Watch.
Purchase Tickets in Advance Before It Sells Out!
When: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Where: Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas
When: Marketplace opens at 5:30 pm, Film starts at 7:00 pm
Movie Only: Adults $10, Students $5 (students must show student ID). Buy your tickets online and pick them up the night of the event at 6:30 pm.
Movie and Dinner: $40. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Pick them up upstairs at the Angelika at 5:45 pm. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm.
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Click here to see the event flyer.