The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) invites you a screening of the film Trafficked, followed by a debate with leading experts in the field of human trafficking and modern slavery.

40.3 million people live as slaves today, of which 70% are women and young girls. It's estimated that the slave trade was worth $100 billion in 2017. Modern slavery exists in multiple forms around the world; European countries estimate that 15,800 people were victims of human trafficking within their borders in 2014. The international community's response has not been sufficient to eliminate this shocking practice. What can the EU and civil society do in the face of this huge challenge?

QCEA works to bring a Quaker vision of peace, justice and equality to Europe and its institutions. Our Peace and Human Rights Programmes aim to explore what European countries and institutions can do to respond to human trafficking. In that context, we are hosting a screening of the film Trafficked followed by a debate on the subject with:

  • - Kevin Bales, Author of the Global Slavery Index
  • - Nick Grono, CEO of Freedom Fund
  • - Conroy Kanter, Producer of the film
  • - and moderated by Olivia Caeymaex, Peace Programme Lead at QCEA.

 

About the film

Trafficked (2017) stars Ashley Judd. Inspired by real characters from the award winning book 'Sex Trafficking' by Siddharth Kara, it tells the story of three girls from America, Nigeria and India. After being trafficked through an elaborate global network of illicit human, organ, and drug trafficking, all three girls end up as sex slaves in a brothel in Texas. Together they attempt to escape their enslavement and reclaim their freedom. For more details about the film, and to watch the trailer, see the official website.

 

Practical information

The event will take place on Wednesday 23 May 2018, 19h-22h at Cinéma Galeries (Galerie de la Reine 26, Brussels).
The venue is located in the city centre, a short walk from Gare Centrale metro and train station.

Tickets cost €7.50 and can be bought at the cinema, or online by clicking here. We recommend buying in advance.

The film and debate are in English. The film will be subtitled in French.

 

Coming? Let us know!

We're looking forward to welcoming you on 23 May for what promises to be a thought-provoking and engaging evening. If you're planning to join us, we'd be grateful if you could let us know by "attending" our Facebook event.