A former Utah State University student, now filmmaker, is taking one of his projects to the Raindance Film Festival.
Casey Allred's film "Stolen Innocence" delves into untold stories of millions of girls who disappear from their homes and are forced into a life of sex slavery. Allred has been doing humanitarian work since 2009 and said he felt compelled to uncover India's sex trafficking ring. He teams up with filmmaker Chris Davis to tell the stories of young women who were able to escape.
“There is a solution to this problem, and that solution is all of us. With every story told and every survivor heard, we come closer to preventing this living nightmare for others. My hope is that this film will inspire people to take action—to liberate these girls and women and give them the tools they need to build better lives," Allred said.
As a senior at USU, Allred made the top 15 in the Students in Service Awards program for his work co-founding Effect International (now Effect.org), a national nonprofit organization focused on building schools in India and Nepal.
The film, made in partnership with that organization, will screen twice at Raindance London. For more information click here.
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