Directed by Liz Miller ∙ 2013 ∙ Canada ∙ 35'
EN LA CASA, LA CAMA Y LA CALLE follows an inspiring Nicaraguan women's rights group, Puntos de Encuentro, as it works to end sexual violence at home, in bed, and in the streets through a powerful blend of mainstream media and grassroots organizing.
This documentary follows Tamara, a first time actor who plays the role of Jessica, a teenager who gradually finds herself trapped in a Nicaraguan sexual exploitation ring and on the verge of being trafficked. Now a national spokesperson on the issue, Tamara explores the complexity of her role both on and off screen. Bismarck, the charismatic actor who plays 'the pimp,' shares his personal motivation for getting involved and why raising awareness among young men is so critical. Meanwhile, Silvia Elena, who plays the role of Jessica's mother, tirelessly advocates for youth to speak out and break the silence.
Made by women and aired on commercial television, Puntos de Encuentro's family drama Contracorriente (Turning the Tide) has reached millions and is at the centre of a campaign to prevent the growing wave of sexual exploitation and trafficking. Chronicling their process over three years, EN LA CASA, LA CAMA Y LA CALLE gets behind the scenes with this visionary team of writers, actors and producers who are "making television not to get to Hollywood, but to make a difference."
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