Successful Businessperson & Philanthropist, Hema Bhatt, signs on as Executive Producer for the filming of It’s Happening Right Here
Port Coquitlam, BC, March 10, 2020 – Successful Businessperson & Philanthropist, Hema Bhatt, has recently joined Emmy® Award Winning Director, Nick Nanton, in the filming of It’s Happening Right Here. A new documentary that sheds light and awareness on the more than 300,000 American minors being lured into the sex trade every year.
Hema Bhatt joined the Emmy® Award Winning DNA Films crew for a day of principle filming in San Diego in late January.
Hema Bhatt was on set for Nanton’s interview with Tim Ballard, the founder of Operation Underground Railroad. Ballard and his organization will be highlighted in the film for their work in fighting trafficking, specifically in cases that involve women and children being brought into the U.S. from other countries.
She then joined the film crew for a behind-the-scenes tour of San Diego’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The Task Force Commander spoke with producers about cases involving minors who are trafficked online and through social media. Hema Bhatt got to ask questions as the Task Force Commander gave a look into how police are working to fight trafficking and child exploitation in the U.S.
An investigator with San Diego ICAC gave Hema Bhatt and her fellow producers a demonstration with one of the K-9s the task force uses for electronic detection of devices that store child pornography.
The interviews with Ballard and San Diego ICAC investigators will serve as two elements in this film which aims to give an overall view of the many ways trafficking is happening right here in the U.S.
Coming Fall 2020, It’s Happening Right Here follows the men and women who have joined together to make it their mission to rescue the millions of women, men, and children trapped in sex trafficking and make a difference in the lives of victims of this trade that is happening right here in our own backyards, in America.
About Hema Bhatt:
Hema Bhatt is currently the Vice President of Natu’oil Services Incorporated, a premier supplier of edible oils and feed energy supplements, one of the largest importers of packaged palm oil and energy supplements, and a leader in introducing sustainable refined palm oil in North America. Hema is a passionate self- taught leader who continuously strives for excellence and has inspired many through her relentless strength, courage and compassion for others. The headquarters is located in Port Coquitlam, while the other offices are located in Malaysia, USA, Singapore and India.
Natu’oil Services Inc was awarded the Business of the year 11-30 employees in 2016 by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. Hema is an Award recipient of many Accolades and Business Excellence Awards In Vancouver BC.
Aside from being an accomplished entrepreneur, Hema Bhatt is a philanthropist and continues to ensure the active participation of Natu’oil Services in supporting both the local community, as well as, communities abroad. The culture of caring was present from the day Natu’oil Services began operations. The company supports and donates to the following causes; The Terry Fox Foundation, Miracle Connections (support services for the Bhutanese-Canadian community), SHARE Family and Community Services Society Food Bank, Eagle Ridge Hospital, and the Power of Hope music program for incarcerated youth, Gujarati Society of British Columbia, Indian Summer Festival, and Medical eye camps in India. Hema is also a tenacious and resilient entrepreneur who supports UN Women, Shakti Society and believes in women empowerment across borders.
About DNA Films®:
DNA Films® is led by 15-time Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and 7-time Emmy® Award Winning Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton have produced multiple award-winning films including Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On, Operation Toussaint, A New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story, Triple Take, and Visioneer: The Peter Diamandis Story. Combined, they have produced and directed more than 500 television episodes and dozens of films.
Dicks and Nanton’s goal is to bring inspiring true-life stories to the screen as a means of encouraging and inspiring positive change.
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