Human Trafficking Awareness Film Series: Nefarious

During Human Trafficking Awareness month, DC SMS is teaming up with local community and student groups to screen a series of informative documentaries from different perspectives. 

Please join us to view the second film in the series, presented in collaboration with CapCityCollege-GW: Nefarious: Merchant of Souls at the Marvin Center at the George Washington University in downtown DC. Please note the location change!

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls is a powerful documentary that highlights the disturbing and unfortunate realities of modern slavery and what several nonprofit groups are doing to prevent it around the world. Sponsored by Exodus Cry, an international anti-trafficking organization that focuses on Christ-centered prevention, intervention and holistic restoration efforts, this film is the first of three films meant to expose the horrors of the sex-trafficking industry and inform the public of one approach to combatting trafficking and restoring victims of this heinous crime.

Following the film, DC Stop Modern Slavery will be available to network and talk to individuals about local anti-trafficking efforts and what you can do to join thousands across DC working to end modern slavery on the grassroots level.

Please contact [masked] with any questions or concerns.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Bill H.

    I was moved and saddened by the plight of these women (and male victims) throughout the world. I am going to arrange for a screening at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church and will invite Asbury Church to participate.

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • Austin N.

      I was glad to hear at least one reference in the film about males also affected as victims. Given this document, I wonder why the film focused almost exclusively on girls and women as victims: http://exoduscry.com/...­

      January 25, 2014

    • Sam W. M.

      The main reason you don't see a focus on men is because the US, and most cultures are paternalistic in nature; oriented toward protecting women and girls. Men are always on their own, very little prevention and almost no protection or care. (How many houses or NGOis will you ever find to assist men? You will be hard pressed to ever find a "Robert's House" for male victims.

      January 25, 2014

  • Alice G.

    An engaging and heart-wrenching film. I'd like to be counted in the force for change.

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Tammie

    The movie was well done and engaging, and depicted the degradation and systematic complicity of sexual trafficking without becoming sensational...though some scenes were still difficult to watch. Knowing there are far more brutal scenes being played out around the globe both pierced my heart and reinforced my resolve to be a force for change.

    It would be good to see future meetups highlight other types of human trafficking, as well as include a Q&A segment afterwards and educational materials for folks to learn what they can do to truly get involved.

    This was definitely worth my time, and that of my young companion as well.

    2 · January 24, 2014

  • avra c.

    Wish I could attend, I'd like to see the film.

    It is produced by Exodus Cry, a department of the International House of Prayer (IHOP) which has been widely implicated in fanning the flames of homophobic hatred in Uganda (where the death penalty is being considered as punishment for being gay) and elsewhere around the world.

    Inasmuch as LGBT youth constitutes a minority especially vulnerable to sexual exploitation, I find their religious intolerance to be at odds with the liberation they preach. I wonder how, in the film, this hateful theology is reconciled with a message of respect for others. Just food for thought.
    See the documentary, "God Loves Uganda" specifically about this evangelical assault...
    Trailer and clips: http://www.godlovesuganda.com/film/video/

    2 · January 4, 2014

    • Austin N.

      Thanks for these thoughts, Avra! You have inspired me to learn more about the folks involved in this work. They provide a response to "God Loves Uganda" on this part of their website. Now that marriage equality is becoming legal in more places, hopefully they are finding ways to be more inclusive! http://www.ihopkc.org...­

      1 · January 18, 2014

    • avra c.

      Aware of the 'response' which fails to refute any facts presented in God Loves Uganda. Look forward to feedback on the film. Peace, Justice and Freedom... avra

      1 · January 19, 2014

  • Paul A

    Thank you for providing additional information about the upcoming film. Our interest in this documentary is strictly for awareness about human trafficking. Our position is to be neutral, non-ideological, non-theological focusing only on the issue of modern day slavery. We apologize if this particular selection has caused offense.

    2 · January 18, 2014

    • avra c.

      No offense taken. I welcome support for the modern-day abolitionist movement from any quarter. But viewers are entitled to know the highly prejudicial viewpoint from which this particular production emanates.

      2 · January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any ticket purchase required or is this a free event?

    January 16, 2014

  • Natalie D.

    I look forward to attending

    January 15, 2014

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