Tuesday, April 8, 6 – 8:30 PM
"Very Young Girls" is an exposé of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as adult criminals by police. The film follows barely adolescent girls in real time, using vérité and intimate interviews with them, documenting their struggles and triumphs as they seek to exit the commercial sex industry." (http://www.gems-girls.org/get-involved/very-young-girls) Following the screening, staff from GEMS of NYC, the agency featured in the film, will join us for a panel discussion.
TRIGGER WARNING: This screening and discussion will include themes of sexual exploitation and violence.