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The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival 2010

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Northern Books:

Cover Design: Donna Kshir

Interior Design: Donna Kshir

Editor: Laurie Smith-Tornerup and Lee Roberts

Publisher: Northern Books

Introduction:

Child advocates Donna Kshir, Laurie Ann Smith and Lee Roberts accepted a personal invitation from Benford Standley, to attend The State and Fate of Children in Paso Robles, California in November 2010.

The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival is a Salute To Children and Youth, across the United States. The PDFF strides to shed light on the darkness that children suffer in, and honor those who expose the truth. The PDFF wants to honor some of the great people that dedicate their time, energy and life to cover these concerns on film, television and the Internet.

These leading ladies are well known for their work and dedication to fighting for children’s rights. During their quest, the duo (Smith-Tornerup and Kshir) co-wrote several books in hopes of educating the public on the signs, symptoms, prevention and recovery of child abuse. To show their support, Kshir dedicated, “Extraordinary Confessions of Child Abuse” to The State and Fate of Children, The Pas Robles Film Festival and Benford Standley. For each book purchased a donation will be made to Standley’s cause.

The concept behind their books is to give them (the books) the look and feel of an old, forgotten journal, that has been hid in your grandmother’s attic for many years, full of dark family secrets, just waiting for the truth to be heard. Both women stressed, they wanted the books to look warn, as well as contain rough edges and little imperfections, inside and out, to complete the concept.

Kshir, Smith and Roberts stated, they have gratitude and respect for Festival Producer, Benford Standley, whom is dedicated to the millions of homeless, runaway and missing children, autistic children, abused children and those falling between the cracks in our society.

Next stop Paso Robles, California …

Who we are…

Laurie Ann Smith (Tornerup) is an author who seeks truth, speaks truth, writes truth and keeps true to her mission to stop child abuse, and all forms of human rights abuse.

Her mission is and has always been to raise public awareness to end abuse. Laurie has spent countless hours writing books, hosting internet radio shows and public speaking to end these injustices in the world. All her books have a percentage going to different not for profit organizations throughout the year.

Lee is a survivor of multiple forms of abuse at the hands of numerous perpetrators.

The abuse began in what was supposed to be her childhood and continued through her adult years. Then, one day, she found her voice and began to utter the words of her story never looking back.

Her mission as a survivor and thriver is multifaceted as she speaks out against abuse in all its abominable forms. Lee speaks and writes the truth with no apologies.

She fights for the safety and protection of the children and all survivors who are where she once was. Extending her hand into the darkness she gently guides others forth into the light of hope and where healing may begin.

Donna Kshir (Shear) is certified in Child Abuse Awareness, Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention, Intimate Partner Violence and a Mandated Reporter. She is also a columnist for The Detroit Examiner and writer who seeks truth and justice for children exposed to abuse.

Donna speaks out and writes against these injustices done onto children. Her work has landed her on the bestsellers list multiple times. Donna considers herself “one more voice” to make this world a better, safer place for children.

Our published books…

Film Festival Director and Producer

Benford Standley

Advocate Lee Roberts with Benford Standley

The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival Honorees:

Kerry Wallum (Luck Films) & Francisco Quinn (actor)

Benford Standley & Mick Jackson

Benford Standley & actor Gary Conway

Actor Luciano Holguin

Our Presentation…

Film Festival Entertainers…

Paula Nelson (Willie Nelson’s daughter) with advocate and fan Lee Roberts.

Lee, Donna and Laurie speaking with the talented country singer Kelly Kenning.

Beautiful Paso Robles…

Seeing the beautiful sights…

Lee Roberts

Laurie Ann Smith

Donna Kshir

Bye Bye Paso Robles…

We would like to thank The State and Fate of Children and Paso Robles Film Festival Director and Producer Benford Standley for allowing us to be a voice against child abuse.

~ Donna, Laurie & Lee

Help us end violence towards all mankind…

At the stroke of midnight, November 15, a beautiful bouquet of multi-colored balloons was released to celebrate the grand opening of Advocates United for Humanity, and to celebrate a very special and dedicated advocate’s birthday, Lee Roberts.

Regardless of the myth; violence affects everyone. It’s hard to rationalize but statistics show 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be molested by the age of 18, every 10 seconds a child is abused, 1 in 4 women will experience some form of domestic violence in her lifetime, more than 160,000 kids stay home from school daily to avoid being bullied, 5 children die each day from abuse or neglect, an animal is abused every 10 seconds and suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. Sadly, these statistics are high and on the rise.

There seems to be no end to this violent outrage, but these leading ladies have taken a stand to do their part and speak out. Laurie Ann Smith, Lee Roberts and Donna M. Kshir are all well known for their work and dedication to fighting for children’s rights.

Each have over a decade of hand’s on experience in the field of advocacy work, as well as each are certified advocates and mandated reporters. They have seen firsthand how violence destroys lives. They know all too well the affect violence can have on children, as well as adults and animals.

Advocates United for Humanity provides vital resources for those in need; bullying, child abuse, domestic violence, what to do if your child goes missing, rape, suicide and to prevent animal cruelty. Their first national campaign is a free mobile app, “AdvUnited4Human.” The app provides free local and state hotlines phone numbers and assistance to those affected by violence and abuse. It also provides resources to make an anonymous report of abuse, threats, violence and other potentially dangerous situations.

These leading ladies invite you to join them to end violence towards all mankind and to download their free app of vital and valuable resources. For more information, visit their website at:

http://advocatesunited4humanity.weebly.com


The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival 2010

Advocates Donna Kshir, Laurie Ann Smith-Tornerup and Lee Roberts accepted a personal invitation from Benford Standley to attend The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival in Paso Robles, California in November 2010. The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival is a Salute To Children and Youth, across the United States. The PDFF strides to shed light on the darkness that children suffer in, and honor those who expose the truth. The PDFF wants to honor some of the great people that dedicate their time, energy and life to cover these concerns on film, television and the Internet. Other guests included Paula Nelson, Kelly Kenning, actor Luciano Holguin, actor Gary Conway, Mick Jackson, Kerry Wallum of Luck Films and actor Francisco Quinn. Kshir, Roberts and Smith-Tornerup co-founded Advocates United for Humanity. Their first national campaign is a free mobile app, "AdvUnited4Human." The app provides free local and state hotlines phone numbers and assistance to those affected by violence

  • Author: Donna M. Kshir
  • Published: 2016-02-02 02:05:13
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The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival 2010 The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival 2010