Film: 'Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage'

Monday, April 24, 2017

Adanti Student Center - Theater

(Chelo Álvarez-Stehle;  86 min.) A 15-year quest to expose the underworld of sexual exploitation and trafficking from Asia to the Americas leads world-reporter Chelo Alvarez-Stehle to the windswept beach where her childhood ended and family secrets began. As she documents the transformation of sex-trafficking survivor Virginia Isaias - a Mexican American woman whose past is engulfed in a cycle of sexual exploitation - into a resilient survivor committed to break that pattern, Chelo undertakes a parallel journey of healing and introspection as she sets out to shatter the silence about abuse in her own life.

Q&A with filmmaker and sex trafficking survivor 


Adanti Student Center - Theater
345 Fitch St.
New Haven, CT 06515


Anna Rivera-Alfaro