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REDLIGHT
Directed by
Guy Jacobson, Adi Ezroni
USA / 2009 / 72 minutes


World Premiere
Screening Times and Venues:
Bearsville Theater
10/04/2009, 7:00PM
$10
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SYNOPSIS:
Narrated by Lucy Liu, "REDLIGHT" is a powerful feature documentary about child sexploitation, an epidemic happening in every country around the world.

Filmed over a four year period, "REDLIGHT" focuses on the personal stories of young Cambodian victims and two remarkable advocates for change: grass-roots activist Somaly Mam and politician Mu Sochua. Both have since been nominated for the Noble Peace Prize. The filmmakers Guy Jacobson and Adi Ezroni won the prestigious Global Hero Award for their work in Cambodia.

Using gritty footage smuggled out of brothels and harrowing testimonials, "REDLIGHT" follows the plight of several current and former child sex slaves. Some are trying to regain entry into Cambodian society to find some semblance of normality after their horrific experiences. Other stories highlight the plight of victims who are attempting to bring the perpetrators to justice. Their torturous yet ultimately heroic battles to find witnesses and take brothel owners to court are dramatically brought to life in this topical and moving feature documentary.

BIO:
Guy Jacobson, a former New York attorney and investment banker, serves as President of Priority Films. Over the past twenty years, he has produced television programs, written and published books, and written numerous newspaper and magazine articles. Jacobson wrote and produced "Holly," the highly acclaimed feature film which starred Ron Livingston, Chris Penn, and Virginie Ledoyen.

After an eye-opening sabbatical in 2002, Jacobson founded the RedLight Children Campaign, an NGO aiming to end all forms of child sexploitation. In 2008 the US State Department honored Jacobson as a Global Hero for his work with "Holly" and RedLight Children. The documentary feature film "Red Light" marks Jacobson's directorial debut. He continues to work tirelessly to raise awareness of the global epidemic of child sex trafficking and exploitation.

Lucy Liu was born and raised in Queens, New York. Liu graduated from New York City's prestigious Stuyvesant High School and then received a BA from the University of Michigan with a degree in Asian Languages and Culture. After graduating, she pursued an acting career and is most known for her roles on television's "Ally McBeal" and the film blockbuster series "Charlie's Angels" and "Kill Bill."

Now, as both producer and narrator, Liu introduces her latest project, "Red Light", exposing and chronicling the tragedies and injustices of the international child-trafficking industry.

Appointed UNICEF Ambassador in 2004, Liu has traveled the globe to meet children and experience firsthand UNICEF's efforts to do whatever it takes to save a child. She has visited their programs in Lesotho, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, CŸte d'Ivoire and most recently Peru. She is continually transformed and inspired by the opportunity to be a voice for children in need around the world. In 2006 she received the Woman's World Award from former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in recognition of her outstanding humanitarian work; in 2008 Liu was awarded UNICEF's Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for helping to advocate child survival by harnessing the power of celebrity to further worldwide issues and causes.

MAIN CREDITS:
Cast/Featuring: Narrated by Lucy Liu
Executive Producer(s): Amit Kort, Moshe Hacohen, Dan Guggenheim
Producer(s): Lucy Liu, Kerry Girvin, The Sibs, Betsy Hart
Director(s): Guy Jacobson, Adi Ezroni
Screenwriter(s): The Sibs, Guy Jacobson
Cinematographer(s): Guy Jackson
Editor(s): Jane Rizzo, Denise Cochran, Kerry Girvin





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