In conjunction with POYi "Visions of Excellence" exhibition at the Central Library, Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist and producer Tim Matsui visits Kansas City for a screening of his film "The Long Night", winner of the POYi 2014 Documentary Project of the Year (with MediaStorm).
We hear and read of it abroad, but the trafficking of children for sex is all too common in America. Producer/director Tim Matsui shines a light on the issue in his riveting documentary, The Long Night, weaving together the stories of seven people - young girls forced or coerced into the sex trade, their parents, and police - whose lives have been forever changed.
Set in Seattle, the 72-minute film was named the Pictures of the Year International's top documentary project of 2014. It will be screened in the Truman Forum Auditorium at the Plaza Branch Library, and Matsui will lead a subsequent discussion with local advocates and others on the issue's front lines.