(Scene from WHISTLEBLOWER)
The Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights (BITAHR) in collaboration with Suffolk University Law School, is proud to announce its 2nd Annual Film Forum,
“Fighting Trafficking Through Film,” a groundbreaking three-day forum February 3-5 at The Modern Theatre, Suffolk University.
More than 50 speakers will participate in the BITAHR Film Forum including but not limited to Kathryn Bolkovac, the
heroic police officer turned UN whistleblower featured in the Hollywood hit, Whistleblower, and played by Rachel
Weisz; Representative Eugene O’Flaherty (MA-Chelsea), a leader in advancing the final anti-trafficking legislation in
Massachusetts; Rachel Lloyd, survivor and incredible activist, leader, and author; Siddharth Kara, a United Nations
advisor on human trafficking, award-winning author, and esteemed academic; Justin Dillon, musician, filmmaker
and abolitionist, and many more survivors, activists, academics, artists, practitioners and policymakers.
The forum will feature domestic and international films about sex trafficking. Films will be accompanied by speakers who will facilitate audience discussion and develop collaborative anti-trafficking strategies. The BITAHR Film Forum empowers attendees to return to their communities with a keen sense of duty, energized to eradicate human trafficking and supplied with the knowledge and tools to become modern day abolitionists.
“BITAHR 2012 Film Forum: Fighting Trafficking Through Film” will debut on February 3rd–5th in The Modern
Theatre of Suffolk University in Boston. Tickets will be sold at $10 per person, with $8 discounted tickets available
for seniors, non-profits, and students. All ticket proceeds go directly toward the making of the forum.
To learn more about this dynamic conference, buy tickets and volunteer, please visit: www.bitahrfilmforum.org.