“The Long Night” will be the opening film in the upcoming Greater Farmington Film Festival in Farmington, Mich. The screening will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 7.30 p.m. at the Smith Theatre of Oakland Community College. Made possible by our first Women’s Initiative Grant, “The Long Night,” by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm gives voice to minors forced into the sex trade in the United States.
The victims’ candid and heartfelt accounts of their lives may change the way we view and reach out to at-risk youth in our own communities
“The victims’ candid and heartfelt accounts of their lives may change the way we view and reach out to at-risk youth in our own communities,” said Lesa Ferencz, a Festival volunteer, to The Farmington Voice.
“With a grassroots photojournalistic approach,” Ferencz continued, “this documentary not only reveals the frightening reality for thousands of youth across the United States, but through that awareness, it inspires community action and spurs important dialogue regarding a more understanding approach towards complex victim services.”
Following the screening there will be a Q&A with the director, Tim Matsui, and a discussion with representatives from area nonprofits, law enforcement, social services and other stakeholders. As with all films in the festival, The Long Night will be paired with a non-profit, so that those who are moved to action by the powerful film have an outlet to do so.