SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage

The film that inspires you speak out about sexual violence

“Through the searing stories Chelo Alvarez-Stehle tells in her Sands of Silence documentary film, she demonstrates that sexual abuse and sexual trafficking are but points on a continuum.  In so doing, she has made an important contribution to the global conversation about sexual assault and rape culture.”  Jack Lerner, University of California, Irvine law professor

Universities

Presented at OXFORD, YALE, NYU, UCLA, and colleges from JAPAN and AUSTRALIA to POLAND and SPAIN

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Main subject Virginia Isaias, director Chelo, editor Marla Ulloa High-Level Political Forum - United Nations July 2010

United Nations

European Parliament

Bar Associations

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NuHive Shanghai Sands of Silence Screening

Non-Profits

Presented with our allies NuHive in SHANGHAI, SDDirect in LONDON, Center Simone de Beauvoir in PARIS, Equality Now in NEW YORK, One Loaf At A Time in MINNESOTTA, WISPPA-Women in South Pasadena Political Action and more

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Sands of Silence character Lala speaking at New Roads High School

High Schools

Q&As with STUDENTS from CALIFORNIA to HIROSHIMA and SPAIN

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Chelo Alvarez-­Stehle at prison presentation of sex trafficking film

Prisons

Q&As with SEXUAL VIOLENCE OFFENDERS throughout SPAIN and at YOUTH DETENTION CENTERS in CALIFORNIA

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Chelo_Deirdre_Virginia speaking  at Los Angeles Press Club

Cultural Institutions

Impactful screenings and Q&As from LOS ANGELES PRESS CLUB to TOKYO and SYDNEY CERVANTES INSTITUTE, MUSEUMS from CANARY ISLANDS to MEXICALI, PUBLIC LIBRARIES in LOS ANGELES with TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS, with DEPORTED MOTHERS and VETERANS in TIJUANA, and REFUGEES in SPAIN from Colombia to Senegal.

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