Impact

#DirectedbyWomen: Breaking the silence on sexual violence

Chelo Alvarez-Stehle: Breaking the silence on sexual violence BY BARBARA ANN O'LEARY ON MARCH 21, 2018   Recently #DirectedbyWomen had a chance to delve into...

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SOS Mexicali Audience

A TOOL TO EMPOWER YOUNGER GENERATIONS

HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGES The first time we presented our just finished film to high-school students in Santa Monica, California, a senior girl had her...

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Chelo Alvarez-­Stehle at prison presentation of sex trafficking film

A TOOL TO CHANGE THE PERPETRATORS

A TOOL TO CHANGE THE PERPETRATORS The day after meeting the Secretary of Health, Social Services and Equality, I faced a group of 25 sexual...

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Chelo on panel European Parliament

A TOOL TO ENGAGE POLITICIANS AND LAWYERS

In February, we received a Cultural Award in Barcelona for Sands of Silence, and two days later we had a special screening in the city....

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ROMPER EL SILENCIO

A TOOL TO IGNITE COMMUNITIES

A grandma and a baker in Northern Minnesota heard about our film and contacted me about organizing a mini film festival featuring films on trafficking...

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infulencers at community meeting

A TOOL TO BREAK THE SILENCE

When actor Robert Rusler [LA LA LAND] introduced our film and Q&A at the Malibu International Film Festival, where we received the Best Documentary Award...

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At our first screenings, we were happy to witness how Sands of Silence inspired audiences of all backgrounds to break their own silence or seek help. After screening the film to thousands in Europe and the Americas, we now know that the film also encourages people to confront and report their perpetrators, and that it also inspires perpetrators currently serving time to reflect on their crimes, assume responsibility for their actions, and work to repair them.