Saturday, February 26, 2011

Abuse of women in Ethiopia explored in film

(February 26, 2011, Calgary)--A documentary about abused women in Ethiopia will have its national premiere in Calgary.

Unashamed, produced by Samaritan's Purse Canada and Listen Up TV, takes a look at the women of Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, who are being sexually abused and trafficked.

The documentary is an inspiring story of these women who are trying to break free from their lives of exploitation "to find dignity and hope as children of God with the help of a local non-profit organization in partnership with Samaritan's Purse," says promotional material for the documentary.

"Sara is one of these women. Follow her as she struggles to realize her inherent value after years of degradation, and to learn new skills that will enable her and her young daughter to build a new life." Unashamed will be shown on March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre in Kensington.

"This documentary highlights the journey from darkness to light that many women who are trapped in the sex-trade traverse.

We intentionally chose to launch the documentary on the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day to highlight SPC's unwavering commitment and active participation in the global movement to end the poverty, abuse, and exploitation that women all over the world face on a daily basis," say the producers.

"The story . . . will speak powerfully to a wide demographic of people in our city, so we would like to challenge you to invite people within your network who will be challenged and inspired to participate in SPC's women's work to join us on this important evening."
Source: Calgary Herald

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