“Trafficked in America” Screening

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July 29, 2021
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We invite you to join a special screening of "Trafficked in America" for World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The screening is presented by the Museum of Tolerance and FRONTLINE PBS.

Please join us after the screening for a conversation with Daffodil Altan and Andrés Cediel, the Emmy Award-winning investigative team behind "Trafficked in America."

Video Descriptions

Introduction by Liebe Geft, Executive Director of Museum Of Tolerance

Introduction by Raney Aronson-Rath, Executive Producer of FRONTLINE

Trafficked in America

FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley tell the story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will in the Midwest. The investigation uncovers a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, companies that profited from forced labor and the U.S. government’s role.

120 minutes



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    Daffodil Altan


    Daffodil Altan is an Emmy-winning director, producer and correspondent for FRONTLINE, PBS’s flagship investigative documentary series. Most recently she directed, produced, and was the correspondent for "COVID’s Hidden Toll" (2020), the latest installment in her award-winning body of work exposing the hidden realities facing low-wage immigrant workers in the U.S., many of whom are undocumented. She directed, produced and was the correspondent for the Emmy-winning, "Kids Caught in the Crackdown" (2019), a collaboration with the Associated Press that examined the lasting impact on children held in U.S. custody, and "Trafficked in America" (2018), which told the inside story of Guatemalan teens who were forced to work against their will on an Ohio egg farm, and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. She produced and directed the Emmy-nominated, "Rape on the Night Shift" (2015), which investigated the rampant sexual assault of immigrant women at work and led to legislative reform in several states. She has produced print, radio and television stories for Reveal, KQED, The PBS Newshour, MSNBC, Telemundo, The Los Angeles Times, The OC Weekly, Mother Jones, among others. She has received recognition for her work from the Scripps Howard foundation, Harvard’s Kennedy School, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., The Third Coast Audio Festival, The Society of Professional Journalists, The Los Angeles Press Club and the Imagen Foundation. She is a MacArthur, IDA and Latino Public Broadcasting grantee, and has a master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she is also a lecturer.

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    Andrés Cediel


    Andrés Cediel is a documentary filmmaker, professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and frequent contributor to the PBS program FRONTLINE. He was a writer, director and producer of "Covid’s Hidden Toll" (2020), "Trafficked in America" (2018), and the Emmy-award winning piece "Kids Caught in the Crackdown" (2019) which was produced in collaboration with the Associated Press. He also produced "Rape in the Fields" (2013) and was a writer and producer of "Rape on the Night Shift"(2015), which investigated the rampant sexual assault of immigrant women at work, and sparked legislative reform in California. The two films, which aired in both English and Spanish, were produced at the Investigative Reporting Program in collaboration with Univision, the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED. He also produced The Real CSI (2012) in collaboration with ProPublica, which examined flaws in forensic science. His work has received two duPont-Columbia Journalism awards, the RFK Grand Prize for Journalism, twice been a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize in Investigative reporting, and nominated for multiple Emmys, among other awards. He received a BA in Anthropology from Brown University, and his Master’s degree in Journalism from UC Berkeley.

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    Sonia Parras Konrad


    Sonia Parras Konrad is an activist, attorney, and educator on legal remedies for immigrant survivors of gender violence and labor trafficking. Through her work Sonia strives to promote the organization and leadership of immigrant survivors. She is a writer and a national and international speaker on women’s rights. Sonia has founded and co-founded numerous non-profit organizations including The Legal Clinic of ICADV, LUNA, LLI of Greater Des Moines, and ASISTA, a nationwide organization that provides immigration technical assistance to front line advocates and attorneys.

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