Trafficked recently played at filmSPARK, a film festival hosted in Raleigh to showcase local film makers and their works. Produced by former ElonDocs members Olivia Pohl, Mason Sklut and Katherine Wise, the short documentary raises awareness of  human trafficking in North Carolina.

Then-senior Wise had learned about the issue through an earlier research project. After contacting various organizations, the group came across Jillian Mourning, a former victim of human trafficking.

“Her story was incredible,” Pohl said.

Wise recently travelled to Raleigh to attend filmSPARK. “It was really rewarding to see our film screened in front of an audience,” she said. “Especially since it fulfilled Jillian’s goal of spreading awareness about trafficking–which in the end turned into our goal of the film.”

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