Don’t Shout Too Loud
Directed by Courtney Campbell
Set against the backdrop of the world’s most viewed sporting event, Don’t Shout Too Loud explores the anticipated increase in human trafficking in South Africa leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The film poses difficult and rarely asked questions about the human trafficking issue as seen through the efforts of public officials and activists as they race to ready themselves and the citizens of South Africa before the first match. With the popular consensus being that huge numbers of women and girls are routinely trafficked within and into South Africa for the purposes of sexual exploitation, the issue would appear to be cut and dried, well deserving of global attention and immediate bold action. But a closer investigation of the issue reveals a much more complicated relationship between those that want to do good works and the actual issues they hope to address.
Director Courtney Campbell and Dr. Jonathan Fung, director of “Hark” will take part in a Panel discussion on Human Trafficking following the films along with Professor Felicity Schaeffer-Grabriel of UC Santa Cruz and Professor Julietta Hua of San Francisco State University.
Producer: Courtney Campbell
Screenwriter: Courtney Campbell
Camera: David Jones
Editor: Andrew Blubaugh, Courtney Campbell, John Petrina
Music: Dave Camp
Jonathan Fung / Cinema of Conscience, Narrative, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Asian, Children, Human RIghts, Social Issues / 15 minsHark is about a man who is confronted with a moral dilemma to save his own life or risk the life of another. The characters in Hark are ordinary people making choices to survive. The story draws attention to the harsh reality of human trafficking and shines light where there is darkness.
Hark plays with Don't Shout Too Loud by Courtney Campbell. They will join Professor Felicity Schaeffer-Grabriel of UC Santa Cruz and Professor Julietta Hua of San Francisco State University for a Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking.