The International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. We have an active chapter of IJM here at the law school that complements another active chapter on Pepperdine’s undergraduate campus just down the hill.
Tonight, Pepperdine’s two IJM student organizations are working together to host a screening of the film, “Trade of Innocents.” At one point, it looked like Mira Sorvino, one of the stars of the film, would take part in a panel discussion following the movie (after all, she is a Malibu mom!) — but she is out of town. Instead, the panel discussion will feature the film’s producer, Jim Schmidt, and justice advocates from IJM and the Association for the Recovery of Children.
It looks like it will be a fascinating film. Here is one review:
“Very rarely do you find a film, a thriller no less, with such heart beating at its core. In Christopher Bessette’s unflinching look at modern day slavery, Mira Sorvino and Dermot Mulroney transport us to this dark world, but with a glimmer of hope. ” – Nicki Richesin, The Huffington Post