Not My Life: Free Community Movie Night
April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Each month, Sellars Project Space, in conjunction with the Salida Creative District, will host a variety of inspiring and thought-provoking documentaries. These films are carefully selected to connect with the community by inspiring a stronger awareness of social issues, nature and the environment, as well as the arts and artists, to enhance community engagement and participation.
These community movie nights at the SteamPlant are always free and open to the public. Donations are gladly accepted at the door and go to benefit programs for the Salida Creative District and the Salida Council for the Arts.
April’s movie is NOT MY LIFE.
Doors open at 6:30 and the movie begins at 7.
Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.
“Human traffickers are earning billions of dollars on the backs and in the beds of our children,” says the film’s director, Academy Award nominee, Robert Bilheimer, “and yet no one knows this is happening. We have a huge responsibility, right now, to learn the truth and act on it.”
Challenging though it may be, Not My Life’s message is ultimately one of hope. Victims of slavery can be set free and go on to live happy and productive lives. Those who advocate for slavery victims are growing in numbers, and are increasingly effective. At this crossroads for the defining human rights issue of our time, Not My Life tells us, as the late Jonathan Mann said, “We can no longer flee, no longer hide, no longer separate ourselves.”