Thursday, November 10, 2016
The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County has arranged a special screening of the award-winning documentary, The Long Night, at the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St SW in Edmonds on Thursday, November 17th at 6:30pm.
Set in Seattle, The Long Night gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are coerced into the American sex trade. The film weaves the stories of seven individuals whose lives have been affected.
Sheriff’s Department detective Joan Gwordske will review sex trafficking problems in Snohomish County. Elysa Hovard, the Outreach Director for Cocoon House, will talk about how counselors work with victims and potential victims, especially among homeless youth. Possible responses in Snohomish County will be discussed, including time for questions and answers for the audience.
The special event screening is open to the public and free of charge. The evening is made possible by a grant from Verdant Health and is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Edmonds SnoKing branch, and by Cocoon House.
The film has won both national and international accolades, including World Press Photo’s prize for Long Feature, the National Press Photographers Association’s 1st place for Best Use of Multimedia, and the Pictures of the Year International Documentary Project of the Year.
11-11-2016 Corrected time that movie starts