DEADLINE: ‘The New Abolitionists’ Trailer & Release Date: Freestyle Digital Media’s Anti-Sex Trafficking Doc From Director Christina Zorich & Producer Olympia Dukakis

UPDATED with trailer and release date: Freestyle Digital Media has released the first trailer and set an April 11 release date for The New Abolitionists, a documentary about the movement to end sex trafficking in Southeast Asia, directed by Christina Zorich and produced by her mother, the late Olympia Dukakis. Check out the trailer above and a clip and the new poster below.

PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE: The pic premiered October 21 in Santa Monica as part of Kat Kramer’s Films That Change the World, an international cinema series that showcases motion pictures and documentaries raising awareness of important social issues. The premiere kicked off a week-long Oscar-qualifying run for The New Abolitionists at Laemmle Monica, with all ticket proceeds going to anti-trafficking organizations featured in the documentary.

In The New Abolitionists, “Zorich journeys to Southeast Asia to investigate why and how sex trafficking flourishes in the ‘most trafficked’ region of the globe,” according to a release about the documentary. “She follows four Christian ministries and NGOs fighting this criminal industry, to probe the issues behind it while creating a platform for the victims and their allies to speak for themselves, illuminate the problems, and generate solutions… Survivors and their allies share their individual stories and why they have chosen to dedicate their lives to rescue, rehabilitation, and prevention.”

The film is the result of a seven-year odyssey by Zorich to document the abolitionists fighting to ending sex trafficking in Cambodia, Thailand and elsewhere. [Watch the trailer below].