In Plain Sight Documentary
In Plain Sight is a feature-length documentary that features six modern-day abolitionists as they fight sex trafficking across America. Journeying to six US cities, the documentary opens the viewer’s eyes to what’s happening down the street “in plain sight.” Through engaging interviews with numerous victims of sex trafficking, the force, coercion, and deception of the children and women becomes apparent. In the midst of the darkness, stories of hope and freedom emerge as each survivor shares how she was impacted through the work of a sex trafficking aftercare home.
Overcoming Adversity: The Elizabeth Smart Story
Elizabeth Smart, 4 p.m.
At the tender age of 14, just before she was to celebrate her middle school graduation, Elizabeth went to sleep in her family home as she had always done. Awakened hours later to a knife held roughly against her throat, she was taken from her home and family and held captive for nine long months. In this captivating message, Elizabeth shares her incredible story of perseverance in the face of unimaginable adversity. Her speech not only tells her personal story, but also discusses topics such as overcoming adversity, the importance and process of recovery, and not allowing your past to dictate your life's future. Elizabeth knows that there is nothing more important than having hope in a difficult situation. Having lived through an extreme circumstance as a young teenager, Elizabeth gives great insight and hope to all.
Local victims assistance organizations, including Family Services Alliance (FSA) will be onsite afterwards to provide the community with information and resources. Q&A and book signing to follow.
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Dr. Christine Hart, an international expert on women's rights
Opening Performance of Voices
Featuring Lenora Lee’s Original Choreography
Idaho State University dance and theatre students will offer a special performance based on the script, Voices, which tells personal stories written by victims of violence from around the world. The performance will be preceded by a talk by Dr. Christine Hart from UN Women.
Photo by Bob Hsiang
Matinee Performance of Voices
Idaho State University dance and theatre students will offer a special performance based on the script, Voices, which tells personal stories written by victims of violence from around the world.
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