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JDIFF Winter Film Series: Gridshock

January 30th 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Join us at Hotel Julien Dubuque for the first in a series of film screenings from JDIFF.

Vanessa McNeal, a filmmaker, and survivor of sexual violence sets out to explore the often-overlooked reality about why the sex trafficking industry thrives. In this riveting and truly disturbing documentary what you think you know about sex trafficking will be challenged. What is hidden will come to light, even in a midwestern state like Iowa. The film features survivors of sex trafficking, local and federal law enforcement, advocates, politicians, and a recovering sex addict. It shines a light on buyers and how they fuel the demand for exploitation.

Vanessa will be joining us for this screening and will speak on her experiences and the process of making this film as well as be available for a Q & A.

We thank Mediacom and the City of Dubuque Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs for their contributions to this event.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

A special thank you to Ed & Susie Ritts for sponsoring this installment of the Winter Film Series!