The Modern Day Slavery Project and the Social Work Club will sponsor a free showing of the short film, “Fields of Mudan”, on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 6pm in the Global Learning Center Auditorium. A discussion led by Bennett faculty members from the Modern Day Slavery Project will take place following the film. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.
“Fields of Mudan” tells the powerful and disturbing story of a young Asian girl, Mudan, who is forced into the world of child prostitution. The film was directed by Stevo Chang, and it won several awards including the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the Florida Film Festival, and the Jury Award at the Stony Brook Film Festival. Additionally, it was shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination.
The Modern Day Slavery Project is a three-year collaborative project between Bennett College, Tougaloo College and Morehouse College, funded by the Mellon Foundation. It represents the first research project of its kind at any HBCU. This year’s Bennett participants are Dr. Gwendolyn Bookman, Chair, Department of Political Science; Dr. Latoya Brooks, Assistant Professor of Social Work; Dr. Mark Ferguson, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science; Dr. Valerie Ann Johnson, Mott Professor of Africana Women’s Studies; and Mr. Steve Willis, Dean, Division of Arts and Sciences; and two students, Jourdan Montgomery and Ophelia Murray.