Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

The Wrong Light

 

Year: 2016
Country: USA
Run Time: 79 minutes

The Wrong Light
The Wrong Light

WORLD PREMIERE

THE WRONG LIGHT begins as a positive spotlight on Mickey Choothesa and his nonprofit, the Children’s Organization of Southeast Asia (COSA), which aims to rescue young females from the deplorable sex trade in Thailand. He tells the filmmakers about his start as a war photographer, capturing images in the heat of battle. The horrors of war were less jarring to him than the fate of trafficked girls, he explains. Dubbed “Uncle Mickey” by the kids at COSA, Choothesa is heavily involved in their lives, providing education and shelter to those he deems at-risk. On paper, this seems like a slam dunk for an inspiring film about a man making a difference. But, as interviews with the girls and their families unfold, an unfortunate truth begins to emerge: Mickey isn’t who he seems. It becomes clear his intentions are far from pure, his mission less noble than previously presented. Ironically, his program is exploitative—the very thing he claims to fight against. This shocking documentary uncovers a wolf in sheep’s clothing, whose selfish actions are undermining the effort to end human trafficking. (In English, Thai, and Mien with subtitles) –E.F.

The Wrong Light

CIFF40 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Competitions
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

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Directors
Josie Swantek Heitz, Dave Adams

Producers
Susan MacLaury, Josie Swantek Heitz

Cinematography
Dave Adams

Editing
Chris Tuss, Matt Cascella

Director Bio
Dave Adams is a cinematographer and director from Brooklyn, NY. Producer/director, Josie Swantek Heitz, resides in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of The Catholic University of America. They are the co-founders of the creative media company called Run Riot Films.

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