Gustavus to Screen Documentary on Human Sex Trafficking

Posted on March 22nd, 2012 by

Written by Maggie Hedlund ’09

Gustavus Adolphus College will host a screening of the documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 25 in Alumni Hall. Nefarious is being shown as part of a national tour to raise awareness for human sex trafficking. The documentary is being shown by the Gustavus chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Exodus Cry, an international anti-trafficking organization committed to abolishing modern day slavery through prayer and awareness.

Nefarious is a documentary journey featuring those forced into slavery in our modern world. According to the film, there are 27 million people in slavery around the world and only around one percent of those individuals will ever escape the industry. Even more staggering is that less than one percent of perpetrators of human sex trafficking are ever brought to justice. Besides bringing awareness to human trafficking, Exodus Cry is also works with victims in their rehabilitation.

Joining the campus community at the screening will be Exodus Cry staff member Laila Mickelwait, who will give a short presentation on the organization, as well as answer questions about the film. The Gustavus Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) will also be on hand to answer any questions the campus community might have.

To learn more about Exodus Cry and the movement to end human sex trafficking visit their website at To learn more about Nefarious and to see the movie trailer visit

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Kelli Buerman ’13, a member of the FCA leadership team at



Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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