“SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage” is
the LA Press Club’s 2017 SoCal Journalism Awards
Feature Documentary Winner
Exclusive screening of
“SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage”
on April 26
Moderated by Patt Morrison of the Los Angeles Times
Watch the 34 min. video of the Panel Discussion
“SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage” is the LA Press Club’s 2017 SoCal Journalism Awards Feature Documentary Winner. Through the transformation of sex-trafficking survivor Virginia Isaias into an inspiring advocate, “Sands of Silence” celebrates the triumph of the spirit with a call to action to break the chains of sexual violence worldwide.
“In a searing exploration of the sexual exploitation and trafficking of women worldwide, journalist Chelo Alvarez-Stehle also documents her own relatives’ sexual abuse, as well as her own, as they work through their efforts at coping and healing. A moving, poignant documentary of women learning to deal with the physiological and psychological stresses of abuse.” – LAPC 2017 SoCal Journalism Awards Judge.