Scores watch films on people trafficking evils
5:44pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in Latest News
SCORES of people packed into St Joseph’s Catholic College for a screening of three anti-human trafficking films.
The event, organised by the Unchosen anti-trafficking charity, saw 170 people attend and put questions to a panel including Detective Sergeant Rob Findlay of Wiltshire Police human trafficking intelligence unit, film director Niki Anastasi and Robert Buckland MP.
It comes after two illegal migrants were arrested at hand car washes in the town in a joint operation by police, the UK Human Trafficking Centre and the UK Border Agency.
Three films shortlisted for the Unchosen film competition were screened, including Nicu, about a nine-year old boy trafficked from Romania left to roam in London.
Safina, directed by Tony Clark, was about a 16-year-old girl from Gambia who escapes her trafficker but has to prove to the UK authorities that she is under 18 and entitled to protection.
The event was part funded by £660 from the Police and Crime Commissioner. Lead co-ordinator Steve Aftelak said: “It was an astounding turnout and there was a lot of interest in the subject.
“The films were of excellent quality and there were tears.”
For more information about the subject visit www.unchosen.org.uk.