In conjunction with the March exhibits celebrating women artists at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan and women’s history month, exhibiting artist Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong has invited director and producer Guy Jacobson to screen his documentary, Redlight, an inspiring and powerful feature documentary narrated and produced by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lucy Liu. A question and answer session with the director and producer will follow the screening, taking place on Sunday, April 15th at 3pm.
Prior to the screening, guests will have the opportunity to meet Silvermine Guild Artist member, Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong whose work in her current exhibit “I am She,” examines issues relating to feminism, exploring the causes of gender based violence and inequality, from both a domestic and global perspective. Ms. Braxton Armstrong will discuss her work and the relationship to the film Redlight in the Silvermine Galleries at 2:30pm. She will also join Guy Jacobson after the film for the Q & A.
Redlight exposes and chronicles the tragedies and injustices of the international child-trafficking industry. Filmed over a four year period in Cambodia, the film focuses on the personal stories of these young victims and on two remarkable advocates for change, grass-roots activist Somaly Mam and politician Mu Schua. Both have since been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and won other numerous human rights awards around the world. Using footage smuggled out of the brothels and harrowing testimonials, Redlight follows the plight of several current and former exploited children. Some are trying to regain entry into the Cambodian society to find a semblance of normality after their horrific experiences. Other stories highlight the plight of victims who are attempting to bring perpetrators to justice. Their ultimately heroic battles to find witnesses and take brothel owners to court are dramatically brought to life in this topical and moving feature documentary. For more information about the making of Redlight, please visit www.redlightthemovie.com
A question and answer session will follow the screening with Director and producer Guy Jacobson. Mr. Jacobson is a filmmaker and global activist who founded the Redlight Children Campaign, a nonprofit organization aimed at ending all forms of child sexploitation (www.redlightchildren.org). A former New York attorney and investment banker, Mr. Jacobson now serves as President of Priority Films, producers of Redlight and other films (visit www.priorityfilms.com for more information). Over the past 20 years, Guy has produced several television programs, written and published 15 books, and authored numerous newspaper and magazine articles. In addition to Holly, the feature film released in 2007 that spearheaded the awareness of this global epidemic, he has produced two documentaries on the issue of child sexploitation. He was honored with the U.S. State Department’s prestigious Global Hero Award in 2008 for his efforts in the fight against child sex trafficking.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see this impactful and powerful documentary. Seating is limited and advance reservations are suggested. Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for non-members. To reserve tickets in advance or for more information, call 203-966-9700 ext. 22 or visit our website at www.silvermineart.org.