Award-winning film “JOY” exposes cycle of abuse for trafficked Nigerian women

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Award-winning film exposes cycle of abuse for trafficked Nigerian women

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“Joy,” which won best film at the BFI London Film Festival, shines a light on the “cycle of abuse and poverty” driving sex trafficking. The film follows a Nigerian woman caught in sex trafficking to pay off debts, while attempting to provide her daughter with a better life.

It is estimated that thousands of women have been lured to Europe from southern Nigeria in hopes of finding work, only to end up forced into the sex trade, controlled by debt and black magic rituals. The director, Sudabeh Mortezai, said her hope was that the film would prompt viewers to empathize with victims.

In an interview with Thomson Reuters Foundation, Mortezai said: “I really wanted the audience to see that human face of these women and just put themselves in their shoes.”

Mortezai began…

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Documentary “A Última Abolição” (‘The Last Abolition’) shows the situation of blacks in modern day Brazilian society and contemplates an incomplete abolition — Black Women Of Brazil

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Note from BW of Brazil: Every year, on May 13th, Afro-Brazilian activists, writers and leaders reflect on what this date actually means. On May 13th, in 1888, Princesa Isabel signed what called the Lei Áurea, or the Golden Law, officially putting an end to about 350 years of the enslavement of Brazil’s black population. But the…

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THE VIOLENT LEFT: Another Assault On Pro-Life Canadians — Spencer Fernando

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The problem isn’t the left becoming ‘uncivil.’ The problem is the left becoming outright violent. The extremist radical left continues to become more unhinged and dangerous. In the wake of the video showing a leftist kicking a pro-life Canadian woman in Toronto, another assault was recorded on video at Ryerson University. As reported by Global……

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