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Cantinera Documentary,Dottie Laster,ImaginePublicity

The Cantinera Documentary Screening at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX

On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas is hosting a screening of The Cantinera Documentary,  7pm at Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium, 3001 S. Congress. After the screening there will be a panel discussion and interactive session with director Ruth Villatoro and one of the nation’s leading anti-human trafficking activists featured in the film, Dottie Laster of Laster Global Consulting. Five years in the making, The Cantinera tells the story of girls who are forced to work in latin bars, or cantinas, throughout the United States, often forced to drink 20-40 beers a night, 7 days a week. It’s a story often overlooked when studying aspects of human trafficking and forced labor, yet it’s an account of thousands of women who are caught in its web with no way out. The Cantinera relates the raw story of one 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 …