The event will feature an interview with the director of “The Long Night” Tim Matusi and a panel discussion on human trafficking.
THE LONG NIGHT (documentary, 72 mins.), directed by Tim Matsui
March 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Smith Theatre at Oakland Community College
The film’s director, Tim Matsui, will be present and participate in an audience Q&A following the film.
Presentation of The Long Night is made possible in part by the support of State Representative Christine Greig and Bob Greig
The Long Night is a feature documentary film produced in partnership with MediaStorm. It gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade. The film weaves together the stories of seven people whose lives have been forever changed by this issue.
The Long Night is not themed to advocate a solution. Instead, it submerges the viewer in the experience of what it has been like for Natalie and Lisa to survive in the life; for Tom and Nacole to watch their daughter slip out of their hands; for Andy and his fellow police officers, Brian and Joel, to try and create a more just system.
The Long Night is testimony to the lives of those who have lived this crisis.
“The Long Night is an important look into the underbelly of the Northwest region’s sex trade. Anyone who cares about kids should view it.”- Thanh Tan, Seattle Times
“The Long Night is a gripping and honest account of addiction, sex work, and the lives of a survivor and her family. Viewers also get to know the police who are trying to change the system, and a young woman who can’t break free of the life…. You need to see this film about sex work and addiction.”- David Ryder, Huffington Post