If You watch anything on television tonight, make it this program which airs tonight and tomorrow. This is the true reality TV. Tune in to PBS this evening at 9PM and, if you are strong enough, do the same tomorrow. What you will see is girls and women who have risen from the ashes of human trafficking. I had the opportunity to see this film this past Friday at a screening. I can't stop thinking about it nor should I, or any of us.
It could be any of us, girls, women, and even boys and men, born into, dragged into, manipulated into, feared into this life that no one should ever endure. And if you think this type of thing is happening far away from the United States, you would be right as well as wrong. Yes, this occurs in other parts of the world, but as well in our country, in our state, and perhaps not far from your door. There was a panel discussion after the film and questions were asked from the midst of an cloud of fact and truth that overwelmed all who viewed this production.
You will have questions after you see this about many things as well as what you can do to stop this modern day form of slavery. In the film, Eva Mendes, Diane Lane, Meg Ryan, and other celebrities step out of their lives of luxury and become active particants in the fight to stop human trafficking of all ages. The film evolved from a story of witness in a book by the same name.
There are various organizations where you can do something to halt this horrific kind of thing. And, most simply, you can live, share and talk about the lifestyle of non-violence; what needs to happen to eradicate this crime born of culture, ingnorance, power and greed. Organizations like Man Up: Stop the Violence Against Women (founded by a man); GEMS; Stop Child Trafficking Now; Global Fund for Widows; and Somaly Mam, featured in this film, can be the starting places for anyone who wants to help change happen. If you know a woman or a girl, watch this program. Half the Sky is full of truth and change; stay tuned both nights.