Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tonight - Siddhali Shree's "Stopping Traffic" at the North Hollywood Cinefest

by Gregg Chadwick

I had the honor to watch Siddhali Shree's powerful documentary film "Stopping Traffic" at the Women Illuminated Film Festival on March 12, 2018 in New York. Tonight - Wednesday, March 28TH at the North Hollywood Cinefest, Shree's important call to action will be screened and she will be on a directors panel.  Shree explains that now "with the instant reach of social media and the explosion in cyber porn, a child sex slave can be purchased online and delivered to a customer more quickly than a pizza."
Shree's " Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking" does not hold back. It is at times raw in its dialogue and heart-wrenching as we hear stories from survivors.  Shree is the first North American Jain female-monk, a US Army Iraq veteran, international speaker, author, documentarian, and an activist for social justice. In her film she has gathered activists, front-line rescue and aid organizations, and justice workers who are lending their names and clout to launch a movement to end this modern-day form of slavery in the U.S. and abroad. If you are in L.A., please go see this powerful film tonight and hear Siddhali Shree tell her inspiring story. 


Siddhali Shree - Stopping Traffic
Steven Sprung - Star Trek: Beyond, Santa Clarita Diet
Payman Benz - The Last Man on Earth, Key and Peele

Laemmle NoHo 7 Theaters
5240 Lankershim Blvd

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Stopping Traffic
Documentary / USA / 90 min.
Produced & Directed:  Sadhvi Siddhali Shree

 Director/Producer Sadhvi Siddhali Shree in a contemplative pose
at the Women Illuminated Film Festival
New York City, March 2018
photo by Gregg Chadwick

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