Every day, 2500 women and children around the world are sold into slavery. Entering the brothels of Bombay with hidden cameras, The Day My God Died, documents the tragedy of the child sex trade, exposing human rights violations and profiling courageous individuals who are working towards change.
As part of its Women and Girls Lead Free Film Series, KUED presents a free screening and panel discussion of the award-winning filmWednesday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple.
The Day My God Died, offers a haunting portrayal of the corruption behind the global sex industry, providing a brief glimpse into a world seldom seen by outsiders. The film also shows that 50,000 of the over one million women and girls who are sold, transported and forced into sexual slavery, are in the United States.
Panelists who will discuss the one-hour film include Hena John-Fisk, whose dissertation at the University of Utah School of Social Work was on the experiences of prostitutes and their children in the U.S. and India. She worked in Mumbai, India with victims of trafficking and provided safe shelter, education, health care and mental health services to children of prostitutes. She also coordinated projects to rescue and rehabilitate minor girls from prostitution.
Nirupma Singh, who holds masters degrees in public health and health administration, is involved with the University of Utah Division of Public Health’s study abroad program in India. Last summer, she led a group involved in gender disparities in secondary education to Punjab, India.
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