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Film screening of 'New Girls 24 Hours' (Chicas Nuevas 24 Horas) by Mabel Lozano

 

Film screening of ‘New Girls 24 Hours‘ (Chicas Nuevas 24 Horas) by Mabel Lozano (Mafalda Entertainment, S.L., Aleph Media S.A., Puatarará Films, Hangar Films, Arte Vital) (Spain, Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia, Peru).
RENATE and APT (Act to Prevent Trafficking) members in Ireland attended the screening of ‘New Girls 24 Hours‘ Film on the 19th June 2017 at The Light House Cinema, Dublin and hosted by the Immigrant Council of Ireland and RUHAMA.
Representing six years of investigations into the multi-million-dollar business-side of sexual slavery across five continents, the film is nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film at the forthcoming 3rd Annual Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema, which will take place on July 24th in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
The film aims to expose the figures and the mechanisms used to treat women as mere goods, by showing step-by-step how criminals create a business that generates $32, 000,000,000 per year. In the sex-trafficking business, everything is a profit as the body of a woman can be sold many times a day, with or without the woman’s consent. Themes examined in the film include the export business, economic exploitation, feminisation of poverty and the impact of the post-colonial relations between Spain and South America.
Following the screening, a panel discussion took place comprising the film director, Mabel Lozano and Rocio Moran, director of APRAMP, a Spanish anti-trafficking organisation which features prominently in the documentary, Sarah Benson, CEO RUHAMA and Brian Killoran, CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland. The discussions were moderated by RTÉ Radio One Drivetime reporter Della Kilroy. 
Iberoamerican cinema, which includes Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese productions, has had a prominent presence at the most important international film festivals for several years now and several films have been recognized at some of the most important film awards around the world. 
 
Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications person.