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Mon Feb 28, 2022 – 7:30 pm | Downtown Beloit Association
Sat Mar 5, 2022 – 2:30 pm | Domenico’s #2

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Directed by Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi
Documentary Feature
Canada | 45 min | 2021

A look a the over abundance of variety in consumer products and its affect on us and the world around us.

I was introduced to the dark underworld of sex trafficking when I watched The Whistleblower in 2011. In 2015, my passion for this issue inspired me to direct my debut feature STOPPING TRAFFIC: THE MOVEMENT TO END SEX TRAFFICKING, which shined a light on the dark world of sex trafficking.

I was thrilled to be invited to festivals around the world and to see the increased awareness of this issue. As I began to process and meditate in the aftermath, I felt that there was still a depth of understanding missing from focusing only on such a narrow topic. Having suffered from sexual abuse as a child, as well as PTSD, I empathize with the depth of this trauma and how difficult it is to move on.

Do survivors ever truly heal? With this burning question, I set out to find victims who had escaped from Trafficking. I wanted to know if they could move past what happened to them, not only to see if I could heal, but also to show anyone who has suffered this pain that there is still a reason for hope.

I met some incredible, brave and generous women while making this film: Angie, whose smile lights up a room, Kendra, whose strength drives her to better herself, and Rachel who now travels the world to help others heal. Their stories have helped me continue to heal, and I hope that my film will serve to help heal others around the world.

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Variety - Ramin Eshraghi-YazdiRamin Eshraghi-Yazdi

Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi is an award-winning BIPOC filmmaker, writer, producer and director based out of Calgary and Montreal. Ramin has over 15 years of experience with projects that have included broadcast commercial, web promo, experimental art installation, short form and feature documentaries, music videos, episodic TV and web, as well as a slew of scripted narrative work. Ramin is inspired by all that is visually stunning, and engaging stories not often told.

Film Information

Director: Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi
Country: Canada
Year: 2021
Language: English
Runtime: 45 min
Rated: G


Writer: Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi

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