“1981. Civil War rages in El Salvador between American-supported government forces and guerillas. Refugees flee to Los Angeles and form the gang, “Los Discípulos”. Many are deported back to El Salvador and eventually form one of America’s largest human trafficking rings.” This is the backdrop for “Relentless”, inspired by true events.
“This film educates the audience on the American-supported Salvadorian Civil War, the government death squads, and Salvadorian war refugees who formed a notorious international gang that is now responsible for trafficking the majority of Central Americans to the U.S.A., making up one of America’s largest trafficking rings.”-Relentless
The award winning film RELENTLESS was screened Monday January 29th, 2018 for the Senate and the House for speedy passage of Bill 554. Currently in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Bill 554 would create a safe harbor for victims of human trafficking, giving them the resources they need to recover rather than criminally charging them.
Dawn Adams of Abolish Slavery was present to speak to law makers about human trafficking, and to answer questions as well as provide statistics on human trafficking both state/nationwide
Images from Senator Bartolotta @SenBartolotta and @SenLisaBaker Senator Lisa Baker from the private screening of the award winning feature film Relentless, hosted by Abolish Slavery as part of the National Human Trafficking Awareness Month with @lancewtracy director of Relentless and Dawn Adams of Abolish Slavery Coalition. Relentless was privately screened for the Senate and the House for speedy passage of Bill 554. Relentless film will be available everywhere February 6th, visit relentlessmovie.com and abolishslavery.org to learn more, and support our mission to rescue, restore the lives of victim's, and survivor's of human trafficking worldwide. #Relentless #Relentlessfilm #AbolishSlavery #humantraffickingnews #freedom #AbolishSlaveryCoalition #lancetracy #films #filmnews
“AbolishSlavery.org prevents the spread of modern-day slavery by helping establish, train, advise, and mentor human trafficking task forces both domestically and internationally , to find and protect those who have fallen into slavery, and exploitation, and promote the infrastructure needed to rescue victims of labor and sexual exploitation, and assist them on the road to recovery.”
About: RELENTLESS An American mother (Lauren Shaw) searches for her daughter who was taken by human traffickers in war-torn El Salvador, one of the most dangerous countries in the world. With the help of an “unconventional” local (David Castro), she unearths a well-established human trafficking ring that links back to the U.S. The trail takes her through Central America and Mexico via “The Train of Death”. Inspired by true events. The event will consist of a red carpet, press conference, screening, Q & A by the writer & director, Lance Tracy and the cast followed by a reception.
“Our goal is to take the audience on an international thrill ride while including them in our fight to end human trafficking,” says HUMAN founder & “Relentless” director Lance Tracy. “The project benefits The Abolish Slavery Coalition, raising awareness for their cause as they help rescue and rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking even while filming the movie.”
About: Lance Tracy, A Seattle-Native, LA-Based, U.S. Veteran, commercial and documentary writer/director. “Relentless” is his first narrative feature. Often working with NBC/Universal and CBS Interactive, Tracy has helped to brand the Sochi and London Olympics as well as the CBS streaming service, “CBS All Access”. Lance Tracy got his start working 5 years as an in-house dramatic films director, making short films such as “The Cross” & “The Prodigal Daughter”.
With distribution in 155 countries and 15 languages, Lance was sensitized to an international audience while earning 12 writing and directing awards. He has directed projects in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Cambodia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico City, Belize, Honduras, Moscow, St. Petersburg and the U.S. In 2004 he started HUMAN to produce a feature documentary deemed by Sundance as “an accomplished film”. His company then produced humanitarian documentaries all over Mexico & Central America. HUMAN has successfully mixed his love of bettering the world with his passion for film. He lives in LA with his wife & 2 kids. See his work a lancetracy.net)
About: Abolish Slavery Coalition
Abolish Slavery is a human rights agency that forms task forces to protect victims of human trafficking, prevent the crime from happening, and work to prosecute the traffickers, so victims can have a safe transition out of slavery and into a joyous life. 95% plus of the raised funds are used to help rescue, and support survivors.
WHAT: East Coast Premiere of Relentless
WHEN: September 13, 2017 6:30 pm
WHERE: The Hollywood Theater 1449 Potomac Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
PRICE: FREE B.I.O. with suggested donations at the door, during the event
For additional information on this film, and event please visit https://relentlessmovie.com
For additional information on the premiere, contact Lynda@lyndabschneider.com