The Long Night - Tim Matsui
We hear and read of it abroad, but the trafficking of children for sex is all too common in America. Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist and producer Tim Matsui shines a light on the issue in his riveting documentary, The Long Night, weaving together the stories of seven people — young girls forced or coerced into the sex trade, their parents, and police — whose lives have been forever changed.
Set in Seattle, the 72-minute film was named the Pictures of the Year International's top documentary project of 2014. It is screened in the Truman Forum Auditorium, and Matsui leads a subsequent discussion with local advocates and others on the issue’s front lines.
Co-presented by the Kansas City/Mid-America chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers and Pictures of the Year International.