"From Liberty to Captivity" Documentary Screening

| 06:30 PM

St. Davids Campus, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087

Please join Eastern University's Campus Chapter of International Justice Mission (IJM) for a screening of "From Liberty to Captivity." The film's director and producer will be present for informal conversation after the screening. 

Event Details

  • This is a free, ticket-required event. Seating is limited.
  • It will take place in the Warner Library Atrium on the St. Davids Campus. 
  • Please reserve a ticket at eastern.ticketleap.com/FLTC/
  • Refreshments will be for sale by Eastern University's student-led campus ministries.

About the Film

"From Liberty to Captivity" searched for the answer to the question of how one of America’s original 13 states, Pennsylvania, went from a place that represented freedom to so many and now has become a state where human trafficking and slavery are flourishing.  With its proverbial lens, "From Liberty To Captivity" zooms-in on Pennsylvania’s booming and profitable sex trafficking industry, which is threatening to destroy the principle of “liberty and justice for all.”  This feature-length film reveals the reality and complexities of sex trafficking crimes and this social justice issue and present the very real hope of conquering it.  We follow several individuals through their personal and professional experiences with trafficking.  Our mission is to awaken people from all walks of life to the pervasive reality of sex trafficking in Pennsylvania and to plant seeds of hope, inspiring them to carry forth the legacy of the abolitionists who came before them, fighting for freedom and rewriting America’s history.

"From Liberty to Captivity" peers into Pennsylvania’s past and its historical stance for freedom. Notable and published historians and experts such as Dr. Randall Miller (St. Joseph’s University and board member of Historians Against Slavery), Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., (great-great-great grandson of Fredrick Douglass and the Founder of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives) and Professor Van Beck Hall (University of Pittsburgh), as well as historical footage, bring us through Pennsylvania’s history during the time of the Underground Railroad, as we look at the current problem of modern-day slavery.


For more information about the event please contact the Office of Faith and Practice at ofp@eastern.edu.