All posts tagged: Ruth Villatoro

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 …

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The Cantinera Documentary’s First South Carolina Screening

On Thursday, October 10, Coker College in Hartsville, SC will sponsor a FREE public screening of The Cantinera Documentary, produced and directed by film maker Ruth Villatoro of Toro Films, and featuring Dottie Laster and Cat French, an activist with Elijah Rising. 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 screening of The Cantinera is the prelude to the first South Carolina conference on human trafficking. On Friday, October 11 Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina will host the first conference about human trafficking, “Combatting Human Trafficking in South Carolina: Implications for Social Work and Law Enforcement” offering the public information as well as workshops, training and speakers for the benefit of educating law enforcement, social workers, advocates, and other professionals who work in …

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The Dr. Laurie Roth Show: March 11-15

Join Dr. Laurie Roth weekdays at 7-10pm Pacific, 10pm-1am Eastern Listen LIVE or to the Archive:  http://therothshow.com On The Dr. Laurie Roth show March 11-15 Monday, March 11 Hour #1 Weekly segment with Sher Zieve Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s op-ed columns are widely carried by multiple internet journals and sites, and she also writes hard news. Her columns have also appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Sacramento Sun, in international news publications, and on multiple university websites. Sher is also a guest on multiple national radio shows. Hour #2 Weekly segment with Ted and Whalid Shoebat Ted and Whalid Shoebat – Father and son experts and authors on Islam, Middle east and prophesy.  http://shoebat.com/shoebat-foundation/who-is-walid/ Hour #3    Tuesday, March 12 Hour #1 I Q Al Rassooli – Expert on Islam and its history.  Born and raised in Iraq, Arabic is native language and calls each week from an undisclosed location in Europe.  His life has been threatened because he dares to exercise free speech about Islam. http://www.al-rassooli.com/ Hour #2 TBA Hour #3 Frank Salvato – …

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Dottie Laster, Ruth Villatoro and The Cantinera on Margaret McLean’s It’s A Crime Radio

To listen LIVE at 12-2 Pacific, 3-5 Eastern CLICK HERE 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. Documentary producer, Ruth Villatoro‘s film took many turns in the five years it took to put it all together. Setting out to tell the story of a cantina girl who drank for a living in Latin bars, she unexpectedly ran into the vast …

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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, …