MEDIA ADVISORY: LUCY LIU SHINES A "REDLIGHT" ON CHILD SEXPLOITATION IN NEW DOCUMENTARY ON SHOWTIME.
LUCY LIU SHINES A "REDLIGHT" ON CHILD SEXPLOITATION IN NEW DOCUMENTARY ON SHOWTIME®
To Premiere Thursday, September 9th In Honor of
Washington D.C.'s Human Trafficking Awareness Month
LOS ANGELES, CA – (September 1, 2010) – REDLIGHT, a powerful feature film documentary exposing the horrors of the illegal sex trade market in Southeast Asia, will make its television premiere on SHOWTIME on Thursday, September 9th at 8pm et/pt. Narrated by actress/producer/UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lucy Liu, the film’s September airdate honors Washington D.C.’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Filmed over a four-year period, REDLIGHT focuses on the personal, real-life stories of Cambodian children who are victims of human trafficking and two courageous advocates for change: grass-roots activist Somaly Mam and politician Mu Sochua. Both have since been nominated for the Noble Peace Prize. Juxtaposing between gritty footage smuggled out of brothels and harrowing testimonials, REDLIGHT follows several current and former child sex slaves as they struggle to regain entry into Cambodian society or attempt to bring their perpetrators to justice, while others tragically return to their lives of prostitution – either willingly or by force.
REDLIGHT is produced by an award-winning team that includes Liu, Kerry Girvin, The Sibs (Colin Keith Gray & Megan Raney Aarons); Betsy Hart; Guy Jacobson and Adi Ezroni. The film is directed by RedLight Children Founder Guy Jacobson and Ezroni, both of whom won the U.S. State Department’s prestigious Global Hero Award for their work in Cambodia.
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