Sands of Silence documentary on sex trafficking and sexual abuse


First Prize
Biznaga de Plata







Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage is a personal documentary about a filmmaker who, inspired by the transformation of the sex-trafficking survivors whose lives she is documenting, finds the courage to break the silence about sexual abuse in her own life.


Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage

The Documentary

In Sands of Silence, a 15-year quest to expose the underworld of sex trafficking from Asia to the Americas leads journalist Chelo Alvarez-Stehle back to the windswept beach where her childhood ended and family secrets began. Documenting the transformation of young women in Mexico and Nepal from powerless victims to resilient survivors and passionate advocates, Chelo undertakes a parallel journey toward personal healing and family reconciliation. An intimate story about an endemic problem, Sands of Silence celebrates the triumph of the spirit with a call to action to break the chains of sexual exploitation worldwide.

Sands of Silence Digital Companion


Changing the trafficking game

You drift through a cocoa plantation. You seem invisible, ephemeral, powerless – a ghost. Yet even a ghost may put an end to evil! A breath of wind, a whisper of sound, the chill of an enslaved child – invoked at the right moment – can reveal your past and set her free. SOS_SLAVES: Changing the Trafficking Game is a social impact game aiming to create awareness among teenagers on human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Digital Hollywood Spring 2015


Changing the Trafficking Game, a social impact game on human trafficking. Concept Demo developed at BAVCPI_Logo GamesForChangeDemoSpotlight 2011 Logo

En Vivo : La periodista Chelo Alvarez-Stehle habla contra la violencia sexual. Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage Film on Sexual Violence and Trafficking ... See MoreSee Less

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