Montana International Film Festival | Billings, MT Sept 19-23, 2018


California’s forgotten children

Special Film Event
Babcock Theatre, Sept 20 | 5:30 pM

Directed by Melody C. Miller | USA, 90 mins

Please stay after the film for a panel discussion with the film's director Melody C. Miller, one of the survivor's featured in the film T Ortiz, FBI Special Agent Brandon Walter, Assistant United States Attorney Zeno Baucus, and the Co-Found/Co-Chair of the Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force Penny Ronning. Learn how you can fight human trafficking in Montana.

A feature documentary following the stories of girls and boys who were commercially sexually exploited in California and are now survivors and courageous leaders fighting for the rights of victims worldwide.


Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force, Comtech, Whitewood Transport, CityChurch, Billings Clinic, Beartooth Clinic, St Vincent Healthcare, Billings Lifestyle

Special Guests:
T Ortiz
 | Anti-trafficking & Exploitation Coordinator/Survivor Leader, Baltimore Child Abuse Center
Melody C Miller | Director
Brandon Walter | FBI Special Agent
Zeno Baucus | Assistant United States Attorney
Penny Ronning | Co-Founder/Co-Chair, Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force, Billings City Councilwoman


In 2014, T Ortiz was named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the world”, a TIME Magazine “30 under 30” in 2013, and a GLAMOUR Magazine “Woman of the Year” in 2011. Notably, she successfully petitioned the Associated Press to utilize practices conscious of survivor trauma and circumstance, such as the application of proper language in addressing child victims of sex trafficking. 


The United Nations, Google, The U.S. Congress, The White House, The American Bar Association, The Aspen Institute, The Johns Hopkins Institution.