*2014 EMMY Winner* - San Francisco/Northern California Chapter
***WINNER "Special Jury Remi Award" - WorldFest Houston
***WINNER "Audience Choice Award - Toronto Cornerstone International Film Festival
***WINNER "Best Documentary Feature" - Women's International Film Festival - Miami
***WINNER "Best Feature Documentary" - Los Angeles Underground Film Festival - LA
***WINNER "Outstanding Documentary" Sacramento International Film Festival - Sacramento, Ca.
***WINNER "Best Documentary" - San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival
***WINNER "Audience Award- Best of Fest" - Women's Independent Film Festival - LA
***WINNER "Bronze Audience Award" - Breckenridge Festival of Films - Breckenridge, Colorado
***WINNER "Honorable Mention" - International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration, and Equality - Indonesia
***WINNER "Best Director" - Los Angeles Underground Film Festival - LA
***WINNER "Best in Category" - Women's Independent Film Festival - LA
***WINNER "Best Director" - Women's Independent Film Festival - LA
***WINNER " Best Cinematography" - Women's Independent Film Festival - LA
Official Selection - Justice Film Festival
Set in the small village of Svay Pak, Cambodia... which is arguably the worst place in the world for child sex trafficking... The Pink Room follows the journey of Mien in the turbulent world of sex slavery that at times seems unfathomable. At a young age, she enters life in a brothel, and her virginity is sold at a high price. Even when help is within reach, obstacles that appear too great to conquer squelch her dream of freedom. The Pink Room is a story of ordinary people who become heroes, Cambodians rising up to take back their country and a town's process of rebuilding from the inside out. In a world where it is estimated that there are over one million children held captive and sexually abused, a flower blooms in the heart of Cambodia.
"The Pink Room"
Directed by: Joel Sandvos
Produced by: Janey Shugart & Joel Sandvos
Executive Producers: Janey & Steve Shugart, Carl Shore
Cinematography by: Micah Smith, Seth Shore, Joel Sandvos
Music by: Wyley Wilkin
Story Consultant: Fernanda Rossi
Rocky Braat, a young man from a fractured family and a troubled past, went traveling through India without a plan. Then he met a group of HIV positive children living in an orphanage -- a meeting that changed everything for him.
Rocky left his life, friends, and career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to live with the kids. Steve Hoover, his best friend and filmmaker, was unsettled and intrigued by this drastic action. In an effort to find out what compelled Rocky to give up every source of stability in his life, Hoover decided to trace Rocky's story, following him to India.
He witnessed Rocky and the kids endure disease, abject poverty, and death. But, strangest of all, in the midst of these troubles, he also saw their deep joy. And he came to understand why Rocky had given up everything he had to experience it.
'Blood Brother' is a story of friendship. It's a story of a life, stripped down to its essence. Most of all, it is a story about love, enduring in the face of death.
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