New York City – OSM! writers are filmmakers too, having gotten into a quick collaboration to give birth to a documentary film on human trafficking of Filipinos to the US.
Out of the Shadows is based on real life stories of trafficked men and women in New York and is an entry to the 6th International Film Festival Manhattan which opens on October 20, 2016 at the Philippine Consulate on 5th Avenue.
It speaks of the silent crime of deception, coercion, and bondage of ordinary people by traffickers who lure them of the good life in America, only to live in misery. Out of the Shadows brings a message of courage, the first step towards freedom from exploitation.
Here is the trailer:
The project is a fastidious work of OSM! Www.justcliqit.com writers. OSM! publisher and executive editor Marivir R. Montebon writes and directs this 14-minute documentary which took four months to finish. Melissa dela Cruz, an International Studies MA student in the New School of New York and OSM! writer, edits and produces the film. Leani Alnica Auxilio, OSM! digital editor, is the artistic and content critic. Immigration consultant Susan Pineda provides insight and analysis of the issue. The film is shot entirely in New York and narrated by Ms. Angela Mata.
Out of the Shadows will be screened on Friday, October 21 at the Producer’s Club on Times Square at 10 PM.
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