Feature Film Screening and Talkback: The Turn Out

February 11, 2019
6:00 PM  – 9:00 PM

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
New York, NY

Join us for a screening of The Turn Out, followed by a talkback organized by The Partnership for the Eradication of Human Trafficking (PEHT) and NYIT School of Management - Student Advancement Program.

This event is free for all audiences!



The Turn Out (2018) is set in a small town in Southern Appalachia, where a trucker must decide if he will stand up and take action against sex trafficking at his truck-stop.

The feature film, directed by Pearl Gluck, was developed and cast with trafficking survivors, advocates, and truckers, and shot on location at a local truck stop in West Virginia. It is a narrative film with documentary elements performed by predominantly first-time actors who have experienced some of these events. The film won Best Debut Feature - Female Eye Film Festival; Critics' Choice Award - Iowa Independent Film Festival; Best Experimental Feature - Cutting Edge Film Festival; Best Original Song - American Tracks Music Award.


The talkback will be hosted by The United Nations Association, and will feature: Director, Pearl Gluck; Ohio State Senator Teresa Fedor, who has sponsored anti-trafficking legislation since 2005, including the Safe Harbor Act and the End Demand Act; survivor/advocates featured in the film including Barbara Freeman of The Freeman Project and Regina Westerville; graphic novelist Thomas Estler with Saving Jane; Rev. Adrian Dannhauser with the Episcopal Diocese of New York Task Force Against Human Trafficking and Board Member of ECPAT-USA which aims at ending commercial sex trafficking of children.