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BRIEF: Assisi Heights to show oppression documentary

September 12, 2013


Sept. 12--A documentary film about oppression and victimization of women and girls will be shown in two parts at 7 p.m. Sept. 18-19 at Assisi Heights in Rochester.

"Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity," was filmed in 10 countries. In the film, women tell their stories of forced prostitution, sex trafficking and gender-based violence. The film also shows how some women escape victimization to start new lives.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion both nights. Admission is free; a freewill donation will be accepted.


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