Sands of Silence Breaks the Cycle of Silence


Let’s talk about real stories projected on a big screen that took place in the past but so powerful that can rue the present and the future of our children.

Let’s talk about the consequences of the old traumas, which the fear of living it again just by speaking up impose us unconsciously to denied the truth.

Let's talk about the power of help and its results, by helping others we help ourselves.

Virginia Isaias, a victim of sexual exploitation and trafficking, a beaten and massacred woman, got scared when she saw on the news that the man who raped her got free from prison.

Fear of death pulled Virginia off in an absolutely silent until she found the reason why to speak up the truth. “I’m the story and I’m also the solution,” she said yesterday after the screening of the Sands of Silence documentary at the Los Angeles Press Club.

Sands of Silence enlightened the untold story of the director's sister, which turns out as a nodal point to redeem the darkest stories of the women around the globe from Nepal to the U.S.A

Sands of Silence manifests lively evidence that the well-hidden wounds can be healed through acceptance and forgiveness. “My sister insisted that she had overcome the problem of sexual abuse,” said the movie director, “but I pressured her to open up while I was keeping silent about my own abuse,” added Chelo Alvarez-Stehle.

Sexually abused women won’t speak up their painful stories due to fear of being judged by their own family and society. And others feel shame thinking that themselves have provoked the sexual situation.

Sands of Silence demonstrate that families get united in the moment of darkness and support their members no matter what.

The childhood trauma of the world-reporter Chelo Alvarez-Stehle started on the Spain Riviera and travelled allover the world through different phases until the Epiphany.

Chelo reveals on the big screen the untold stories of raped women, the sexual trafficking that gives a pleasure to the sexually addicted people but kills the dream and the future of an innocent adolescent human been.

Chelo Alvarez-Stehle stated, "My commitment to denounce sexual exploitation was sparked in 1997 in remote Western Nepal when as a world reporter working for print publications in Spain I met young girls that had been sold to temples as the Goddesses’ vestals or trafficked to brothels in India. I continued writing about sexual exploitation, from the sexual abuse that most of Australia’s Aboriginal children of the “Stolen Generation” were subjected to, to the mass rape of Nepali women caught in Bhutan’s ethnic cleansing.

I hope this film inspires audiences to break the cycle of silence and advance freedom from sexual exploitation."

Next week the producer/director Chelo Alvarez-Stehle will talk to our readers about her journey through painful stories of women around the world from Nepal to America


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