Teeth: A documentary covering trafficking screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival
November 18, 2019
A documentary about healing from the trauma of abuse screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival on 11/11 & 11/12 to sold out crowds. The audience was engaged and moved by this honest portrait of one women’s healing from this horrific crime.
The film Teeth was shown as part of the Pacific Showcase Shorts and really emphasis what we talk about regarding trafficking. Girls in Hawaii are being bought and sold for sex and we need to remember their stories. This film is a poignant reminder that healing from this devastating crime takes a lifetime and we can be intervening and preventing that exploitation before it begins.
We hope to screen the film more in 2020 so please keep an eye out for a screening near you. Mahalo to the Hawaii International Film Festival for showing this powerful film.
Teeth is an intimate portrait of Hawaiian grandmother Angelica’s recovery from sexual abuse and trafficking suffered as a child. Her emotional and psychological healing parallels the fixing of knocked out and rotten teeth. In her words, “Three things have replaced my misery, Faith, Hope, and Aloha … and the greatest of these is Aloha”.
To learn more about trafficking in Hawaii or to get involved head over to www.hoolanapua.org
You can help survivors of sex trafficking. Donations for sex trafficking to Hoʻōla Nā Pua support Health, Education, Advocacy and Reintegration, which includes our Starfish mentorship program and sustains ongoing operating and Pearl Haven site development costs. Our Federal ID number (EIN) is 46-5139164. Your gift may be 100% deductible from your taxable income.
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“Ho`ōla Nā Pua, meaning ‘New Life for Our Children,’ was founded to shine light onto the dark criminal enterprise of sex trafficking, placing the health of Hawaii’s youth at the center of our mission and vision for our community.”