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SURVIVOR ADIFF 2102 WOMEN INDIES' NIGHT
A visual testimony about life after sex-slavery and abuse. One woman's secret and fear to share what happened to her and almost ruined her life. Actress Brook Bello shares her story of survival from rape and sex-slavery in the US and goes on an emotional, spiritual and physical journey that will take her from suicidal thoughts, pain and addiction to a life of healing. Screening co-sponsored by IBWPPI.org
Presented as part of the remarkable New York African Diaspora Film Festival,running from Nov. 23 through Dec. 11. at various venues.
See the full schedule of films and events. Special pricing is available for festival passes.
Q&A with Brook Bello and Barbara A. Perkins, Co-Founder of the International Black Women's Public Policy Institute, after the screenings followed by a catered reception.
Thu, Dec. 6, 2012 at 8:30PM
SCHOMBURG CENTER For Research in Black Culture,
515 Malcom X Bld @ 135th St.
Watch the Trailer: SURVIVOR: Living Above the Noise
TICKETS $25, General Admission, BUY TICKETS HERE
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Brook Bello is a Survivor of Human-Trafficking, Author, Public Speaker, Directing, Actress, Film-Maker (Producer) and Singer of a unique style of gospel contemporary music. ESSENCE July, 2012 and EBONY October 2012, as well as 700 Club and dozens of other magazines, newspapers and ezines has featured Brook’s vision and story of survival as well as her life pursuit to see others free.
Brook’s ground-breaking and important film Survivor premiered at the 65th Annual Festival De Cannes in a private screening at Cinema Du Monde with Agora lumiere under Marc Nekaiter where Brook also spoke to an international audience. The Film also screened at Marche Du Film at the short film corner where Brook created a short version of the movie. Survivor premiered in the USA in ADIFF-Washington DC.
Survivor is a “Documentary True Life Movie” about the sex-trade, sex-slavery and abuse. It looks at the road to life and the picking up of the pieces of life once free from a pillaged and raped young womb. Question is, when does freedom come for these women and children male-female) and how does one achieves self-awareness and self-love when one’s entire identity is untrue or never discovered?
Brook Bello shares about her own personal struggles with the human-trafficking she suffered through, along with the stories of other women in the USA and in the Middle East. They share how being freed physically from this type of bondage with a predator and the distorted emotional psychosis it creates is only a small part of the freedom that ultimately must come in the heart and mind while discovering and searching for an identity lost and one not yet developed.