Trafficking films shown at Chichester cinema

My Name is Georgina, a short film made by Chichester University students
My Name is Georgina, a short film made by Chichester University students

A FILM festival about slavery is to be screened in Chichester tomorrow (April 8).

A trilogy of short movies showcasing the horrors of modern-day trafficking across the UK – including West Sussex - is being shown at New Park cinema on Tuesday.

The festival, organised by anti-human trafficking charity Unchosen, will feature My Name is Georgina, which was shot entirely in Chichester.

The film, created by students and staff from the University, follows a young African girl brought to England under false pretences before becoming a slave.

Writer and director Michael Holley, a senior lecturer at the institution’s media department, said: “I am delighted that Chichester will get a chance to see it, as we had a lot of support and good will throughout the filming last June.

“The production utilised some of the city’s most visual locations including the Halnaker Windmill as well as Priory Park.

“This is also an opportunity for Unchosen and the University to provide a forum for discussion on the issues surrounding human trafficking and how we must work together to eradicate such an awful industry.”

The festival, which starts at 7pm, will also feature the films Let’s talk about sex, about a women forced into sexual exploitation, as well as The Trip, which follows a teenager smuggled into the UK to work in a cannabis factory.

It will be followed by a panel discussion on trafficking issues in and around Chichester.

Tickets, which are free, can be booked in advance from New Park cinema.

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