North Star Initiative will have a table exhibit at the film showing and would love to chat with anyone interested in learning more about what we do as an organization!
“From Liberty to Captivity searched for the answer to the question of how one of America’s original 13 states, Pennsylvania, went from a place that represented freedom to so many and now has become a state where human trafficking and slavery are flourishing. With its proverbial lens, From Liberty To Captivity zooms-in on Pennsylvania’s booming and profitable sex trafficking industry, which is threatening to destroy the principle of “liberty and justice for all.” This feature-length film reveals the reality and complexities of sex trafficking crimes and this social justice issue and present the very real hope of conquering it. We follow several individuals through their personal and professional experiences with trafficking. Our mission is to awaken people from all walks of life to the pervasive reality of sex trafficking in Pennsylvania and to plant seeds of hope, inspiring them to carry forth the legacy of the abolitionists who came before them, fighting for freedom and rewriting America’s history.
From Liberty to Captivity peers into Pennsylvania’s past and its historical stance for freedom. Notable and published historians and experts such as Dr. Randall Miller (St. Joseph’s University and board member of Historians Against Slavery), Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., (great-great-great grandson of Fredrick Douglass and the Founder of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives) and Professor Van Beck Hall (University of Pittsburgh), as well as historical footage, bring us through Pennsylvania’s history during the time of the Underground Railroad, as we look at the current problem of modern-day slavery.
The film also tells the powerful stories of sex trafficking victims who were brutalized beyond what one could imagine, and yet their lives are great examples of the triumph of the human spirit.”