It's irrelevant when placed beside the plight of the victims of the international slave trade and sex trade. We saw the documentary, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls screened at our church yesterday. It was disturbing, infuriating, and heart-rending to see and hear the stories of victims around the globe. I knew this business was happening - just not to what extent.
The documentary is important - awareness of this criminal activity is essential to put a halt to it. According to the information presented, the international sex slave industry is only second to the international drug trade in scope and money generated. It is expected that this slave trade will soon surpass the drug trade in its monetary value to organized crime.
Scary thought. What's even more frightening is knowing that it is happening in our own city, we just don't know to what extent.
The film is being screened at the University of Winnipeg today and at the University of Manitoba tomorrow. An additional screening has been added at the Soul Sanctuary Fort Richmond Campus tomorrow evening.
The screenings are at:
- Monday, March 5th – 12.30pm-2:00pm | University of Winnipeg – Bulman Centre Multi-Puropse Room – 515 Portage Avenue.
- Tuesday, March 6th – 12pm – 2pm | University of Manitoba – University Centre Multi-Purpose Room.
- Tuesday, March 6 - 7 p.m. @ Soul Fort Richmond - 590 University Crescent.