Labor Trafficking Survivor Hopes Short Documentary Film Will Help Protect Other Workers – Film will be part of San Jose’s Cinequest this year with a panel discussion to include Ruth Silver Taube, Legal Services Chair of the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking, labor advocate Mauricio Velarde, Prevailing Wage Officer at South Bay Piping Industry, and San Jose Councilmember Raul Peralez. Benita Hopkins, Co-Chair, San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking and founder of 1st Fruits Arts Project, will moderate the discussion.

It is a common thought that human trafficking is a far and away problem that we can not solve. This film highlights the opposite is the reality. It follows the story of a young man working in the construction industry in the San Francisco Bay Area who survived to share the terror of his ordeal.  Watch the trailer here.

The screening and discussion will be on August 20th, at 9:15 AM in San Jose. You can see the details of the screening and how to buy tickets here.