Church to host screening of sex trafficking filmWritten by Sarah Ottney | Editor in Chief | email@example.com
A Maumee church will host a free viewing of a documentary highlighting the issue of sex trafficking.
“Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Calvary Church, 1360 Conant St.
The 90-minute documentary explores domestic minor sex trafficking and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it, according to a news release. The film crew traveled to more than 30 states and conducted more than 75 interviews with federal agents, victims, politicians, activists, psychologists, porn stars and more.
The screening is meant to raise awareness for The Daughter Project, a faith-based nonprofit organization based in Perrysburg that builds recovery homes, also known as “trafficking shelters,” for girls rescued from sex traffickers.
“It’s a very well-done documentary. They definitely talk to some of the best authorities in the country about trafficking,” said The Daughter Project Director Jeff Wilbarger. “Hopefully it will inspire people to want to help.”
The Daughter Project home, at an undisclosed Wood County location, is the only licensed group home in Ohio for adolescent sex trafficking survivors, Wilbarger said. It was constructed completely through donations from local companies and has helped five girls from Ohio since opening last October. The home currently houses three girls age 13-15.
For more information, visit thedaughterproject.org.