Baker McKenzie and CoStar Group are hosting the Chicago premiere of the documentary, “I AM JANE DOE”. The premiere will take place on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Film Row Cinema – Columbia College (1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago). Doors will open at 5:30 pm and the film is followed by a panel discussion moderated by Lynn Sweet, DC Bureau Chief of the Chicago Sun-Times. Panelists include:
Martin R. Castro – President of Castro Synergies, LLC and Past Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Mary Mazzio – Writer/Director of “I AM JANE DOE”
Erik Bauer – Attorney for JS and other “Jane Doe” children
Gina DeBoni – Managing Attorney, Romanucci & Blandin – Represents “Jane Doe” family
Marian Hatcher – Senior Project Manager and Human Trafficking Coordinator, Cook County Sheriff’s Office
“I AM JANE DOE” chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com. Narrated by Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain, directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, and produced by Mazzio along with Academy Award-nominee, Alec Sokolow, the documentary reveals how, after rescuing their daughters, these mothers filed lawsuits against Backpage. The film follows the journey in real time, and includes interviews with US Senators and lawyers, as well as former editors and writers from the Village Voice, ex-CIA analysts, FBI agents, and others involved with these cases. It is a gut-wrenching human story and a fresh look at the social and legal issues surrounding child sex trafficking. Watch the trailer and learn more about the film here –http://www.iamjanedoefilm.com
Baker McKenzie has taken a leading role amongst law firms to support groups fighting human trafficking, sexual exploitation and forced labor.
CoStar Group is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children and raising awareness of human trafficking to prevent further tragedy.