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Women In Film International Committee presents "Through the Lens of an Anthropologist"

"Standing on the Edge of a Thorn" Film Screening Followed by Q & A and Reception

Women in Film International Committee / Cast LA / Elemental Productions

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM

"Standing on the Edge of a Thorn" Film Screening...

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Time
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Screening starts at 7:30 p.m.

RSVP
By 12 p.m, Tues., March 26. Photo ID mandatory for entry--make sure name matches RSVP. Print out registration confirmation for easier access and allow time to clear security gate.

Parking
Free at Culver Studios, enter Gate 2, off Ince Blvd.

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Film Screening
“Standing on the Edge of a Thorn”
is a short film about the family and community origins of prostitution and sex trafficking in rural Indonesia. Shot over 12 years, it‘s an intimate portrait of a family that descends into the sex trade, amidst poverty and mental illness. “Thorn” shines a light on the conflicts and conditions that propel women to sell their bodies (and the bodies of their children) for monetary gain.  (32 min / Documentary short / English subtitles)

Q&A
Panelists:

Robert Lemelson
- director and anthropologist, Elemental Productions
Alessandra Pasquino
- producer, Elemental Productions
Ima Matul
- organizer and survivor, The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST).

At seventeen, Ima was trafficked for forced labor from Indonesia to Los Angeles and is a former
CAST client.

Moderator: Sandro Monetti, journalist and author

The panelists will discuss filmmaking from both an anthropological and documentary prospective. What are the challenges of bringing a controversial topic to the screen? Of finding subjects willing to open up to the camera? Of working as a male director on women’s issues? The speakers will also address the difficulties of filming in a developing nation and the indispensable role of local contacts and crew. Robert Lemelson will tap his decade of ethnographic filmmaking in Indonesia, while Ima Matul will speak to her work at CAST LA as an advocate for victims of sex trafficking.

Reception
Dessert and wine

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When & Where


DeMille Theater Culver Studios
9336 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM


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Organizer

Women in Film International Committee / Cast LA / Elemental Productions

The Women In Film International (WIFI) Committee fosters an interactive, cultural bond with other countries by discovering, promoting and supporting the ideas and efforts of entertainment professionals, especially women, throughout the world. WIFI programs include panels on international topics and legal affairs, hosted screening, a short-subject film series, social outings and participation in international film festivals. Networking does not stop at our borders so WIFI serves as a resource for foreign consulates, film boards and visiting filmmakers.

The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) LA is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of victims, mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and provision of direct services for victims.

Elemental Productions is a Los Angeles-based ethnographic film company focusing on personal experience, culture and health in Indonesia and the United States. It was founded in 2007 by Dr. Robert Lemelson, an adjunct professor in the UCLA Department of Anthropology and research anthropologist at UCLA’s Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior in its Center for Culture and Health.

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