AToday Viewpoints Interview Series — Laila Mickelwait

The latest conversation in the Adventist Today Viewpoints Interview Series is now online:

Laila Mickelwait, Part 1, Activist with Exodus Cry and New Reality Intl (23 May 2013).

Here is an excerpt from our conversation:

Jeff: This year both Union College and Andrews University showed Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. What is this significance of this documentary, and how do you use it in your work?

Laila: According to the latest report from the International Labor Organization, the conservative estimate is that there are a minimum of 4.5 million people in sexual slavery at this time, 98% of who are women and girls. Nefarious focuses on the different manifestations of sex trafficking and sexual slavery in various parts of the world, and also why it’s happening. One of the things that distinguishes Nefarious from other films about sex trafficking is that it really makes the connection between prostitution and human trafficking. Often people have this separation in their minds between human trafficking and prostitution, and the film breaks down that barrier, and helps people understand the real exploitative nature of prostitution and how women and girls end up in those situations.

[Complete Interview; requires subscription]

Previous conversations in the Viewpoints series can be accessed here.

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