Soroptomist International of White Rock will host its annual film night Oct. 30 with a showing of The Whistleblower.
The movie night ties in with the international volunteer organizations awareness campaign called Soroptimists Stop Trafficking, which aims to shed light on sex trafficking.
The movie focuses on a UN peacekeeper who discovered a sex-trafficking ring, then risks her life to save others.
The campaign was first launched by the Soroptimists on December 2, 2007 – the International Day of the Abolition of Slavery.
“It’s a misconception that trafficking only occurs in far-away countries. It occurs everywhere, even in our own backyards,” film festival chair Liz Aubert said in a press release.
Soroptimists undertake a number of projects that directly and indirectly help potential trafficking victims by providing aid to women and girls and giving economic tools and skills to women to achieve financial independence.
For more information, visit www.soroptimist.org/stoptrafficking.html