Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

BE RELENTLESS

Year: 2017
Country: United States
Language: English, Spanish
Run Time: 90 minutes

BE RELENTLESS
BE RELENTLESS
BE RELENTLESS

WORLD PREMIERE

Sex trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says one in five runaways are likely victims of this appalling phenomenon. Norma Bastidas understands the enormity of this issue, having endured sexual violence and abuse at the hands of human traffickers. For years she bottled up her emotions, struggling with addiction. Thankfully, the story doesn’t end there—not even close. A true survivor, Bastidas got clean and broke her silence in a huge way, going public with her experience and becoming a fierce advocate for the cause. In order to raise awareness, she set out to break the Guinness World Record for longest triathlon, an intense feat that took her 3,762 miles, from Cancun, Mexico to Washington, D.C. A combination of running, swimming, and biking, the incredibly draining expedition took a severe physical toll on her body. Yet despite the pain, she soldiered on, knowing that victory could help to prevent others from suffering. BE RELENTLESS chronicles her inspiring journey to motivate the world to end exploitation. (In English and Spanish with subtitles) —E.F.

CIFF41 Screenings

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 11:25 AM

Monday, April 03, 2017 at 5:05 PM

Sidebars
CINEMA EN ESPAƑOL
THE SPORTS SECTION
WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director
Brad Riley

Brad Riley is a filmmaker and activist from Boulder, Colorado. He is the founder and president of the human rights nonprofit iEmpathize.

Filmography
BE RELENTLESS (2017)

Screenwriting
Norma Bastidas, Brad Riley, Jessie Marek, Alexis Rhyner

Cinematography
Simon Scionka

Editing
Monique Zavistovski

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