Parties, Vibes and the Reality of Sexual Assault Collide in film written by youth – TRIGGER

Parties, Vibes and the Reality of Sexual Assault Collide in film written by youth – TRIGGER 

A powerful story about friendship, empathy, and healing premieres April 28 

Los Angeles, CA- April 20, 2022- East Los Angeles Women’s Center is thrilled to announce the premiere of its first-ever self-produced short film, “TRIGGER,” written and produced by ELAWC Youth Empowerment Program, and directed by Award-Winning Director, Juan Escobedo, Founder of TELASOFA, the East LA Society of Film and Arts.   

The 6-minute short film brings to life the story of best friends Valentina and Max. While at a party she is triggered and recalls a traumatic sexual assault experience, which she reveals to Max. Thinking he won’t understand, she’s surprised by his empathy and his encouragement to seek help.  

ELAWC Youth conceptualized, wrote, and starred in the film along with up-and-coming talent: Emily Moussa, Hector Torres (Papi Chulo), and Cesar Andres Cervantes.  


TRIGGER will make an exclusive community debut as part of the INVINCIBLE Immersive Multi-Media Experience on April 28, 2022. The screening will be followed by a Q+A with Director Juan Escobedo, the actors, and the writers. 


WHEN:             April 28, 2022 from 6 PM - 8:00 PM  

WHERE:           East Los Angeles College, F5 Multipurpose Room- 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754 


CONTACT:        Heidy Rodriguez, Development Manager, [email protected], 310-955-6005 


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