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Local Filmmakers And Dancers Use Artistry To Protest Human-Trafficking

The goal of the video is to provide a unique perspective on the issue and to bring awareness to the growing problem of human trafficking.
    ORLANDO, FL, June 27, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Multiple groups of people are coming together to make an anti-human trafficking video. The video will be produced by Alex Couch, a local law student, and Stephen Morgan, a filmmaker from Jacksonville. The filmmaking duo are joining forces with Full Sail University to produce the project. The dance video will feature a large group of dancers, under the coordination of popular dancers, Noelle Romanaccee (Proclaim61) and Flash St Hilaire (Al Dee Productions). The anti-human trafficking video will be filmed this Sunday, June 29th from 5:00 am until 8:00 pm.

The goal of the video is to provide a unique perspective on the issue and to bring awareness to the growing problem of human trafficking. The title of the video is "Romeo and Julieta". It is the story of an inner city girl who falls in love with a man she met on social media. After gaining her trust, the man betrays her and sells her into the sex trade.

Alex Couch, who just completed his second year of law school at Florida A&M College of Law, says that the issue hits too close to home for the community to ignore. "The number of children being used for sexual exploitation in Florida is way higher than I would've ever imagined," said Couch. "The battle against 'slavery' is far from over and this is a positive way we can help."

Stephen Morgan, who has been making films with his company, Studio Town, for over 12 years, says when he heard the news about sex trafficking in Florida, it caused him to think about the lives of his own children and he wanted to do something about it. "The facts were hard to believe at first, but having kids of my own gave me the desire to look into the issue further. After doing so, I walked away with a broken heart for these victims," said Morgan, the video's director. "Once I knew the truth, I couldn't think of anything more urgent than getting the word out." Together, Stephen Morgan and Alex Couch have composed the music for the video.

Flash St Hilaire, born in Harlem and raised in Washington Heights, is a local Dj and Entertainment Coordinator. Flash's high energy floor work and acrobatics has landed him many featured dance roles in both music videos and live theater. He also traveled as a backup dancer around the world with Kurtis Blow and Afrika Bambattaa and has performed along the side of many artists, such as Kool and The Gang, LL Cool J, and Boys2Men. "Awareness is the key to stop this madness called Human trafficking, it all starts with You and Me," said Flash.

Noelle Romanaccee, founder and director of Proclaim 61, an award-winning dance choreographer and Orlando native, says she feels called "to use dance to raise awareness of human trafficking and also to raise awareness of what can be done." Proclaim61 is made up of a group of dancers who excel in their gifting and take the issue of slavery to create a visual story with the aim to help end human trafficking in today's world. She is one of the head professors at the Art from the Heart Performing Arts Center in Orlando with over 17 years experience.


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