Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage

Sponsored by Latino Outreach Council

In her 15-year quest to expose the underworld of sexual exploitation and trafficking from Asia to the Americas, Spanish reporter, Chelo Alvarez-Stehle, meets Virginia Isaias, who had bravely escaped with her baby from a sex trafficking ring in Mexico. After raising her daughter, Virginia has now begun to speak out about her ordeal. She has become a US citizen and a prominent advocate for other survivors in the Latino community in Southern California. Sands of Silence is a personal documentary about a journalist who, inspired by the transformation of the sex-trafficking survivors whose lives she is documenting, finds the courage to break the silence about sexual abuse in her own life. #MeToo! 86 min. USA/Spain. Watch the trailer here

Thursday, March 15 – 1:15pm – Downtown Cinemas
Thursday, March 15 – 7:30pm – Downtown Cinemas
Friday, March 16 – 10:30am – Downtown Cinemas

Director/Producer/Writer: Chelo Alvarez-Stehle