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Cantinera Documentary,Dottie Laster,ImaginePublicity

The Cantinera Documentary Available for Purchase

  $ 9.95 The Cantinera is a story of a woman who was forced by her mother to drink with men in latin bars when she was thirteen years old. Twenty three years later, she is still drinking thirty beers a night, five nights a week, but longs for sobriety and a second chance. The film exposes a part of human trafficking in the United States. The documentary is now available for purchase to use for community education event screenings to bring more awareness to the epidemic facing women, children and men across the US.  The Cantinera can be purchased on DVD or downloaded for view on demand for just $9.99. It’s encouraged to bring experienced human trafficking speakers to events to conduct discussion and answer questions following the screening of the film. Dottie Laster and Producer/Director Ruth Villatoro are both available to come to communities. The Cantinera Documentary has been shown on college campuses and human trafficking conferences since it’s release and now it’s available for the general public. To order a personal copy of …

Project Redlight, Dottie Laster, Human Trafficking

Dottie Laster Filming Project Red Light Reality Show about Human Trafficking

Filming has begun in Houston, Texas for Dottie Laster’s new reality show on human trafficking,  titled Project Red Light. A red light symbolizes “stop” and that’s what the show is about, stopping human trafficking on its own turf. Dottie Laster and her film crew, including a security detail and body guards for her and her team went into the belly of the beast to attempt to rescue girls from the sex trafficking trade. Dottie Laster has been involved in the rescue and restoration of over 200 victims in her career as an advocate, but rarely has the opportunity for security or body guards to accompany her. She was overcome with emotion when she realized that she didn’t have to be as vigilant for her own safety and could concentrate on getting to the victims and assisting them safely, a very risky business. Laster and her team often make trips to bars and cantinas where known traffickers are prostituting their victims. Able to recognize who the victims are she’s able to make contact, talk to them, …

Cantinera Documentary,Dottie Laster,ImaginePublicity

The Cantinera Documentary

CantineraDocumentary.Com The Cantinera exposes a niche of human trafficking in the United States where latin women drink and prostitute themselves for a living in latin bars or cantinas by means of force, fraud or coercion. Through the story of three women, the film navigates through the virtually unheard of subject from the perspective of a cantinera, an advocate and a vigilante. The film travels into the cantinas where women drink up to 40 beers a night, five nights a week.  An upclose look identifies the strategies of traffickers who stage their operations so the victims look like the perpetrators and the cantina a legitimate business. The Cantinera tells the story of hope in the midst of modern day slavery as the women confront enslavement, addiction and second chances. Human trafficking is one of the largest money making crimes in the US and globally. Feeding on vulnerable women, men and children in a variety of industries, it’s web is reaching far into every city and town, even YOUR neighborhood. While most traffickers find their easiest victims …