Vancouver – YWCA Clark County will host a free screening of documentary film “I Am Jane Doe” at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver on May 4.
The film, written and directed by Mary Mazzio and narrated by Jessica Chastain, “chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their underage daughters who were bought and sold for sex on Backpage.com,” YWCA said in a news release. The film “shines a light on child sex-trafficking, a gut-wrenching reality that affects every community in America, debunking the myth that this crime only happens in developing countries.”
After the screening, Michelle Bart, president of the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation, will lead a panel discussion about child sex-trafficking in Clark County and across the U.S. Panelists include Kay Vail of Clark County’s diversion program, Alaire DeSalvo of Janus Youth Programs and Amanda Workman of the Cowlitz Tribe Pathways to Healing Program.
The screening begins at 5:30 p.m. May 4 at the theatre, 1011 Main St.