I Am Jane Doe is the powerful new documentary film written and directed by Mary Mazzio, narrated by Academy-Award and Golden Globe nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Miss Sloane), and produced by Mazzio and Academy-Award nominee Alec Sokolow (Toy Story). The film follows several American mothers as they battle for their underage daughters who were bought and sold for sex on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice. The story follows the families and the lawsuits filed against the website. I Am Jane Doe shines a much-needed light on the horrors of child sex-trafficking in America.
Top reasons to attend:
1. Panel discussion
There will be a panel discussion with actual attorneys from the law firm in Boston who worked on the legal case featured in the film.
2. It's one of the first showings of this documentary in the Midwest
... and an excellent way to get friends involved in a conversation about what human trafficking looks like in America (particularly with minors).
3. Raises awareness
I Am Jane Doe is a gut-wrenching human story and provides a fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America.
4. Supports a good cause
50% of all profits from this project will be donated to nonprofit organizations which serve Jane Doe children. The film showing will also help spread awareness to the work of Fierce Freedom in Wisconsin.
5. Gain resources
Attendees will leave with resources and ideas about how to be a part of stopping trafficking in their hometowns (including receiving invites for a post-film discussion group at the Fierce Freedom office in June).
Tickets ($10) to the screening go on sale April 14 at www.eauclairearts.com. Screening will take place May 23, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the State Theatre in Eau Claire.