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Cantinera Documentary,Dottie Laster,ImaginePublicity

The Cantinera Private Screening at Sam Houston State

  The Student Health Center at Sam Houston State University will welcome Ruth Villatoro, producer of The Cantinera Documentary, and Dottie Laster, a victim advocate, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, to discuss the film. The film screening and discussion will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Criminal Justice Center’s Killinger Auditorium. 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, …