Teresa Ting as Number 18 and Will Yun Lee as Akkarat in ‘She Has A Name,’ which will have its world premiere Friday, 7:30 p.m., at the Welikoklad Event Centre in Red Deer.

The Red Deer-made indie film She Has A Name will premiere this week to a hometown audience

Unveil Studios mostly shot the film about human trafficking in Thailand

A powerful film about human trafficking that was written in Red Deer and largely shot in Thailand will have its first public screenings this week.

Red Deer is one of five international cities that will show the new indie film She Has A Name starting on Friday, which is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. (The others cities are Melbourne, Cape Town, London and Belfast.)

The feature film about the global sex trade was made by Red Deer’s Unveil Studios and adapted from Andrew Kooman’s critically acclaimed play, which toured Canada.

The film She Has a Name was funded and produced in Red Deer. It features Eugenia Yuan (Memoirs of a Geisha), Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption), and Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine, Hawaii Five-O).

Its world premiere is Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Welikoklad Event Centre in Red Deer. There will also be three screenings on Sat., Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from www.shehasaname.com. (Twenty percent of gross receipts will be donated to anti-trafficking organizations.)

The official trailer can be seen on Facebook and YouTube.

Screenings of She Has A Name will be expanded to Paris, Berlin, Ottawa, and Courtnay, B.C. by Dec. 10.

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