Benefit Screening and Event to Raise Awareness to Fight Modern Day Slavery
Join us to experience the cutting-edge documentary of the modern day slave trade, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, on an evening that will change your life. Learn more about global human trafficking as well as how this illegal market is thriving in, and affecting, the state of Florida. Discover how you can be a part of the solution and become an abolitionist in this day and age. This event will include comments by Florida Abolitionist founder and director, Tomas J. Lares, as well as Nefarious director and president of Exodus Cry, Benjamin Nolot.
*This film is not rated and, due to the intense subject matter of modern sex slavery, may not be appropriate for children.
Doors open at 6:30, film begins at 7:00
Refreshments will be available.
In partnership with Jane’s Short & Sweet, Releasing Chains, and the Justice Academy of Worship Arts
Synopsis of Nefarious:Merchant of Souls
“Modern slavery.” It sounds like a paradox. Hasn’t humanity progressed? Didn’t we leave slavery dead on the battlefields of the American Civil War? Didn’t social reformers like Lincoln and Wilberforce legislate against such cruelty over a hundred years ago? So we had thought. But, with over 27 million enslaved people in the world, human trafficking is once again the battlefront of the century.
Regardless of nationality, victims are systematically stripped of their identity, battered into gruesome submission, and made to perform humiliating sexual acts on up to 40 strangers every night. Most are held in dingy apartments and brothels, forced to take heavy doses of illegal drugs, and monitored very closely. Victims are often thrown into such ghastly oppression at 13 years old. Some are abducted outright, while others are lured out of poverty, romantically seduced, or sold by their families.
Nefarious, Merchant of Souls, is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends in modern sex slavery. From the very first scene, Nefarious ushers you into the nightmare of sex slavery that hundreds of thousands experience daily. You’ll see where slaves are sold (often in developed, affluent countries), where they work, and where they are confined. You’ll hear first-hand interviews with real victims and traffickers, along with expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders.
From initial recruitment to victim liberation—and everything in between—the previously veiled underworld of sex slavery is uncovered in the groundbreaking, tell-all Nefarious, Merchant of Souls.