PRINCESS LEIA + CARRIE FISHER REMEMBERED (MF GALAXY 103) - *FIVE WOMEN CREATORS + CULTURE COMMENTATORS DISCUSS MEMORIES AND IMPACT OF CARRIE FISHER THE WRITER + MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE AND PRINCESS LEIA THE SFF/POP...
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Born in Cambodia and orphaned at an early age, Somaly Mam, a Buddhist sex trade survivor, grew up never knowing her real name or birthday.
As a teenager, Somaly Mam was sold into prostitution and spent years in the brothels of Cambodia where she witnessed and experienced the full-blown horrors of the human sex trade – rape, torture, and nearly unfathomable abuse. After her eventual escape, she could not forget the young girls (some as young as 5) left behind in the brothels, and so she returned to serve them. Her new book, "The Road of Lost Innocence," is her newest means of advocacy. It tells her personal story, ultimately inviting people of conscious, such as our Christian community, to become involved (or to continue involvement) in this war against an epic evil, a modern battle for "the least of these." Truly, not only is this book worth reading, it's worth sharing.
WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC CELEBRATION OF THE BLACK AMERICAN WOMAN
If you seek the soul
of a people, look to
For it is at their bosoms
that the seeds of love,
compassion and courage
are first planted and
Look into their faces
and see what was
and what will be.
-Jerry Taliaferro, Photographer
Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause
Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.
Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.
Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question 'CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?'
Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.