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"The Light" tells the story of surviving and healing from sex trafficking



On this edition of Your Call, filmmaker Mimi Chakarova discusses "Still I Rise," her series of short documentaries that tell the stories of people who have faced adversity. 

In “The Light,” we meet sex trafficking and drug addiction survivor Jasmine Grace Marino, who has created a non-profit that helps women in Massachusetts affected by trafficking, prostitution, addiction and homelessness. How are survivors supporting each another? 


Mimi Chakarova, a filmmaker, documentarian and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her series of short films is "Still I Rise"

Jasmine Grace Marino, founder of Bags of Hope Ministries, which supports vulnerable women in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and author of The Diary of Jasmine Grace  

Web Resources:

Still I Rise Films

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Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.