Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 9 Jul 1998 12:45:22 -0700

>The Story of Child Prostitutes from Burma
>Each year thousands of girls are recruited from Burmese villages to work in
>Thai brothels. Held for years in debt bondage, they suffer extreme abuse
>by pimps, clients, and police.
>The trafficking of Burmese girls has soared in recent years as a direct
>result of political repression in Burma. Human rights abuses, war, and
>ethnic discrimination has displaced thousands of families, leaving families
>with no means of livelihood. An offer of employment in Thailand is a rare
>chance for many families to escape extreme poverty.
>SACRIFICE examines the social, cultural, and economic forces at work in the
>trafficking of Burmese girls into prostitution. It is the story of the
>valuation and sale of human beings, and the efforts of teenage girls to
>survive a crisis born of economic and political repression.
> Documentary Film Competition
>Sundance Film Festival , 1988
>Golden Spire Award
>San Francisco International Film Festival, 1988
>Jury Award
> Charlotte Film Festival, 1988
>"Sacrifice counterpoints forthright tales of four young prostitutes with
>mesmerizing images: a woman standing in a door frame awaiting her fate
>juxtaposed with farmers cultivating the fields. The images make a poignant
>plea for survival, both of the exiled women and the tormented land".
> - Andrea Alsberg, Sundance Film
>"An emotionally shattering study of four girls who, under Burma's longtime
>military rule, were driven out of their mountain homes into prostitution in
>Thailand. " - Michael Fox, San Francisco Magazine
>Producer, Director, Camera, Editing:
> Ellen Bruno
> 3447 25th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
> Tel: 415-641-4491
> Fax: 415-641-9104
>Domestic Educational Distribution:
>22-D Hollywood Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey 07423
>Tel: 800-343-5540
>Fax: 201-652-1973
>Television Distribution:
>Contact: Jan Rofekamp
>402 East Notre Dame
>Montreal, CANADA H2Y 1C8
>Tel: 514-844-3358
>Fax: 514-844-7298
>E-Mail: filmtran@odyssee.net

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

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