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De Jennifer Huang

The Long Rescue

The Long Rescue
Image du film The Long Rescue - FIFDH 2024

The Long Rescue débute là où la plupart des histoires de trafic sexuel se terminent : après le sauvetage. Centré sur des jeunes rescapées de Cebu, aux Philippines, le film suit ces adolescentes pendant neuf ans et met l’accent sur la guérison plutôt que sur le traumatisme. Le film s’ouvre sur des jeunes filles en rires et en chansons, candides quant à leur passé violent, mais désireuses de construire un avenir meilleur. Hope, Sara et Ashley tissent des rêves de carrière et de romance dans leur refuge caché. Mais lorsqu’elles retournent dans les communautés qui les ont abandonnées, leurs vulnérabilités resurgissent. Sara condamne son identité sexuelle ; Ashley fuit l’université par honte ; Hope retourne travailler dans l’industrie du sexe. À travers des scènes à la fois drôles, dévastatrices et poignantes, le film démontre que la guérison d’un traumatisme est un voyage imprévisible, qui dure toute la vie et qui est à la fois déchirant et courageux.

Section : Impact Days
Pays : Philippines, États-Unis
Langues originales : cebuano, tagalog, anglais
Réalisation
Jennifer Huang (États-Unis)
Production
Jethro Patalinghug (États-Unis)
Hanz Florentino (Philippines)
Treeclimber Media LLC
Durée
90'’
Statut de production
Post-production
Finalisé en
Mars 2025
Impact Statement
If you know more than four women, you know someone who has been sexually assaulted. Yet the shame and stigma of sexual violence usually lands on its victims. By sharing their stories, our participants are saying to the world that the darkness they experienced is not their fault, and they can hold up their heads, fight injustice, and create solidarity and community with others like them. We believe this film will alleviate survivor stigma and spark prevention programs, funding and greater care for victims, support for violence prevention and building resilient communities. Beyond that, we hope this film is part of an urgently needed global attitude shift that no longer tolerates rape culture, forced marriage, and trade in girls and women.

Centering and celebrating survivor voices to combat stigma, deepen understanding of the impacts of trauma, decolonize our production process, and embrace the strength and individuality of every recovery journey.
Impact Goals
  1. Advocate for more significant support for survivors and the vulnerable, especially livelihood and mental health, by screening with 75 NGOs, government departments, and associations who work in related fields.
  2. Affirm survivors by holding small group events in 20 survivor communities, with therapeutic support and activities.
  3. Address stigma surrounding sexual violence by pairing screenings with art or drama therapy workshops to explore viewers' own experiences. We aim to reach 30 survivors-adjacent networks, vulnerable communities, and faith-based congregations.
  4. Use the film in violence prevention work, holding 35 community-based screenings in the third year with NGO partners to provide post-screening curricula, workshops and activities.
Impact Strategy
    Our target audiences include survivors and their social spheres, service providers, faith-based congregations, policymakers, and at-risk communities. To reach them, we will:
  • Identify anti-trafficking, anti-poverty NGOs, women’s organisations, survivor networks, funders, and mental health professionals for a series of brain trusts to screen the film and discuss strategies to leverage its message.
  • Hold follow-up forums with organisations, funders and survivor leaders to discuss possible collaborations.
  • Consult with experienced organisers on effective strategies for engaging audiences on stigma and trauma.
  • Engage mission-aligned funders in our iterative learning process to continually improve and sustain our strategies.
Contact
Contact principal
Jennifer Huang (États-Unis): jennhuang@gmail.com

Organisations
Amara Legal Center
Entertainment 2 Affect Change – E2AC – in talks
EverFree – in talks
National Alliance of Filipino Women – Gabriela,- in talks
My Refuge House

Funders
Berkeley Film Foundation
CMP – Chicago Media Project
Firelight/PBS – applied
Manaaki Foundation
The Storyboard Collective

Others
Various pertinent organisations in California

Organisations
Amara Legal Center
Entertainment 2 Affect Change – E2AC – in talks
EverFree – in talks
National Alliance of Filipino Women – Gabriela,- in talks
My Refuge House

Funders
Berkeley Film Foundation
CMP – Chicago Media Project
Firelight/PBS – applied
Manaaki Foundation
The Storyboard Collective

Others
Various pertinent organisations in California