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Film demonstrates extent of human trafficking


Washington Crossing United Methodist Church has scheduled two showings of the documentary “From Liberty to Captivity” in January.

Showings are set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 4 and 21.

The film, by Debbie Wright, searches 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.

“From Liberty To Captivity” will zooms in on Pennsylvania’s booming and profitable sex trafficking industry, which is threatening to destroy the principle of “liberty and justice for all.”

“From Liberty to Captivity” will also tell the stories of the unsung heroes (front line workers, educators, law enforcement personnel, etc.) who are on the battlefield fighting for freedom.

The film will be submitted to film festivals in Pennsylvania and across the country in the hopes that this will open doors to independent theaters and theater chains as well as mass media channels.

Free childcare (preschool and under) will be provided on both Jan. 4 and 21, and activities for K-5 graders are offered on Jan. 21 only (during screening).