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We screened the film, PLAYGROUND (about sex trafficking of minors, with a strong focus on what is going on right here in Portland: http://www.playgroundproject.com/film/), in March as part of the Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POW Fest). We had over 350 people in attendance to talk about this issue - which as you know is HUGE - not many people want to acknowledge this problem, let alone spend their Friday night engrossed in it. Doug Justus, Diane McKeel and the director, Libby Spears, were our special guests and led the discussion that echos the one you are having now.
We are screening PLAYGROUND again on September 9, 2010 at the Hollywood Theatre as a special shared fundraising event for the new shelter that is hoping to be built and POW Fest. Senator Ron Wyden will be in attendance to introduce the film and again, continue this important discussion.
Thank you for talking about this issue - the more we acknowledge that this is going on in our city, the more hope there is for positive change and having resources allocated to support the young women impacted.
POW Fest Managing Director
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