Chelo Alvarez-Stehle’s film 'Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage' Engages Global Community on Sexual Abuse



Chelo Alvarez-Stehle’s film Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage has brought awareness to a global community by illustrating cultural and systemic factors that reinforce the sexual abuse continuum. The film is a personal documentary about a filmmaker who, inspired by the transformation of the sex-trafficking survivors whose lives she is documenting, finds the courage to break the silence about sexual abuse in her own life.

Films like Sands of Silence utilize technology in a way that brings voice to the victims and survivors of sexual abuse and encourages audiences to take steps toward ending the culture of silence and stigma associated with sexual exploitation.


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