The documentary short film “Keeping the Promise,” by Sandy Parker and Jency Griffin Hogan of New Orleans, will be screened Sunday as part of the 10th annual Women in Film and Television International Short Film Showcase presented by Women in Film and Television-Louisiana
The showcase, featuring 10 films, will be held at Indywood, 628 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans.
The films, all directed by women, are inspiring and thought-provoking, said producer Carol Bidault de l’Isle.
“We believe that the WIFTI Short-Case is a perfect forum for their images to be seen and their voices to be heard,” she said.
“Keeping the Promise,” exposes the underworld of human trafficking and tells the story of how two women helped each other escape and are now helping others.
It came about when Parker produced an educational film about Eden House, a two-year program in New Orleans for survivors of commercial and sexual exploitation. She made the second film about two of the survivors she met.
Films were submitted by women all over the world. Also screening Sunday will be films by Lisa Thomson, “April Fools,” from the United Kingdom; Elaina Alvarez Martinez, “Baja’s Secret Miracle,” New York; Cheryl White, “Before Babel,” the United Kingdom; Mathieu Rousseau, “Fail,” France; Ranjitha Rajeevan, “Keli,” India; Jaime Ekkens, “A Life with Asperger’s,” New York; Sarah Walsh, “Marrying the Sea,” Ireland; Ann Bromberg, “Mbeti: The Road to Kisesini,” New Mexico; and Melissa Anastasi,“By This River,” Australia.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the films start at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10. For information, visit wiftlouisiana.org.