The OKWU Orange Movement is hosting a film festival this week, April 7-10. Each film addresses an aspect of modern day human trafficking, the issue The Orange Movement is passionately fighting against.
Led by Marci Piper, Heather Utzmn, seniors Liz Stowell and MarShondria Adams, and junior Sarah Sapp, The Orange Movement is a grassroots opportunity wherein students educate their peers and community about human trafficking as well as raise funds for safe houses, victim rehabilitation programs, and for other anti-trafficking organizations.
“While statistics are important in raising awareness, nothing captures slavery like a documentary of the truth itself,” said Sarah Sapp, co-team leader. “These films are provides as essential peeks into the slavery that so affects our world today.”
Students receive chapel credit for watching the films. Each showing begins at 7:30 pm in The Keating Center.
The lineup includes:
“Stay” (Monday) – a film about the global church responding to a serious need and therefore living the command that Jesus has given His followers to serve the least, the lost, and the forgotten.
“The Day My God Died” (Tuesday) – a feature-length documentary presenting the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex trade.
“Jacob’s Story” (Wednesday) – a mini-documentary about a redeemed man who once made his living by trafficking women and children for commercial sex.
“Nefarious: Merchant of Souls” – a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery.