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The Turn Out

(The following project was supported in part by an IAH Individual Faculty Grant.) THE TURN OUT A film screening, discussion, and concert. Based on the testimony of sex trafficking survivors, anti-trafficking activists, and truckers, The Turn Out is a fictionalized narrative about a trucker who must decide if he will stand up against trafficking at his truckstop. Some of the truckers and survivors are featured in the film. The film will screen at The State Theatre on Thursday, November 16, 6pm.

 (The following project was supported in part by an IAH Individual Faculty Grant.)

The Turn Out

A FILM SCREENING, DISCUSSION, AND CONCERT

You are cordially invited to a sneak peek of The Turn Out, a hybrid fiction feature film directed by Film/Video assistant professor, Pearl Gluck, followed by a panel discussion and a concert by local musician, Chris Rattie & The New Rebels.

Based on the testimony of sex trafficking survivors, anti-trafficking activists, and truckers, The Turn Out is a fictionalized narrative about a trucker who must decide if he will stand up against trafficking at his truckstop. Some of the truckers and survivors are featured in the film.

The film will screen at The State Theatre on Thursday, November 16, 6pm. The screening is free with a suggested donation that will be contributed to two inspiring survivor-led organizations, The Freeman Project and Survivor’s Ink.

A concert by Chris Rattie, who composed the original soundtrack for the film, will take place upstairs following the screening and discussion. Rattie will play some of the original songs written for the film with NattyLou Race.

Directly following the screening of the film, we are honored to have some special guests to discuss the film as activism: Moderated by associate professor Matt Jordan, we will speak with Chris Rattie, Barbara Freeman (a survivor-activist who inspired the film and appears as an actress, as well), Dr. Sheridan Miyamoto assistant professor in the College of Nursing and faculty at the Child Maltreatment Prevention Network, and Susan Mathias of Transitions, PA, part of the Pennsylvania Alliance Against the Trafficking of Humans.

We are committed to maximizing prevention, identification, and effective community-based support for victims of trafficking. It is our hope that the arts can stimulate activism by making this important issue accessible to all and encourage engagement to work together to find solutions. We invite you to join us.

The flyer is enclosed… please feel free to share with friends, invite your classes, and of course anyone you feel might appreciate the film, the music, and the dialogue.


Click here to watch the TEASER for the film. Click here to get tickets.