Film spotlights human trafficking as Trump promises action

Film spotlights human trafficking as Trump promises action

Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) - A new documentary is spotlighting human trafficking across the globe, with a focus on the grassroots activists trying to end the scourge.

"Stopping Traffic" premieres at the Global Cinema Film Festival in the Boston suburb of Belmont on March 11. It's the first film by Sadhvi Siddhali Shree, a Texas monk, Iraq War veteran and sexual abuse survivor.

Shree says she intends to distribute the film free of charge to universities, nonprofits and government agencies.

The film comes as President Donald Trump is promising to bring the "full force and weight" of the U.S. government to combat human trafficking.

"Stopping Traffic" features interviews with activists in Mexico, Philippines and the U.S., as well as actor Dolph Lundgren and other celebrities who raise awareness about human trafficking.

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