San Diego

Sex Trafficking Documentary Debuts at SD Public Library

The San Diego Public Library (SDPL) is offering a free screening of the documentary “#SexSells” on Saturday, which is based on the experience of a sex trafficking survivor.

The documentary’s debut will be black-tie optional, with a mixer at 6 p.m. and screening at 7 p.m. in the Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library, according to a statement.

"#SexSells" shares the story of a girl named Lauren who was kidnapped into sex slavery at age 13, a sex-buyer named Jeremy, and how their experiences connected.

The screening premier is part of SDPL’s “Out of the Shadows” campaign to raise awareness of sex trafficking.

The campaign developed after San Diego library staff discovered and rescued a sex trafficking victim, according to a statement.

Since the launch of the Out of the Shadows campaign, almost 800 patrons and 95 percent of San Diego library staff have been trained to identify signs of sex trafficking and what resources to provide for help, according to SDPL.

SDPL said the screening is free but donations are encouraged and registration is required.

Register for the event here.

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