Be Relentless Documentary
On May 5, 2014, Norma Bastidas, a single mother and fearless survivor of human trafficking, sexual violence, abuse and addiction, shattered the Guinness World Record for longest triathlon by running, biking, and swimming 3,762 miles (6,054 km) from Cancún, Mexico to Washington D.C. as her stand against human trafficking. Norma’s mission is to educate and empower, demonstrating to the world that one’s past does not dictate one’s future.
Be Relentless is the binational, bilingual, feature-length documentary that captured every grueling step of Norma’s record-breaking expedition across two countries. Through Norma’s persistence, Be Relentless proves that everyday people can make an extraordinary impact in seemingly unchallengeable issues.
Be Relentless captures the conversation about the realities of human trafficking inspiring the world to engage this issue and to prevent what happened to Norma from happening to others.
Be Relentless Impact Project
The Challenge – Teens are targeted for exploitation. They need to be empowered to know how to navigate their vulnerabilities in order to stay safe and successful.
Our Response – The Empower Youth Program for Teens (English/Spanish versions) is a tool that helps those already working with youth to facilitate prevention-focused conversations about empathy and exploitation in their schools and neighborhoods. Educators, parents, and youth service providers can utilize this five-part series of short films, activities, and discussion questions to empower teens to successfully navigate the vulnerabilities in their lives in order to stay safe from exploitation. www.empower.iEmpathize.org