“Somy’s mission is driven by her personal passion"
Somy Ali will showcase her work and help victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking in a new docuseries titled Fight or Flight.
The show will be on Discovery+ and it follows Somy as she works with various people through No More Tears, a non-profit organisation she founded to help thousands of men, women, and children from domestic violence and sex trafficking.
In Fight or Flight, Somy will illustrate the horrors of abuse, profiling the dangers and emotional impact of transforming a victim into a survivor.
Somy will also speak about her own experience as a victim of abuse and sexual violence.
The first three episodes will be able to stream on Discovery+ on May 26, 2022.
The remaining three episodes of Fight or Flight will release on subsequent Thursdays.
In the first episode, Somy works alongside law enforcement to help a woman and her son to safety from an alleged abuser.
She also meets a sex trafficking victim who wants to rebuild her life and assists another woman in a fight for financial freedom.
In each case, Somy devotes herself fully and works tirelessly to keep these survivors safe and from returning to the circumstances from which they sought to escape, but sometimes has to cope with devastating consequences.
Jason Sarlanis, President of Crime and Investigative Content, Linear and Streaming for Discovery, said:
“Having our cameras capture the painfully important and intense work that Somy does is an incredible honour, hopefully empowering many victims of abuse and trafficking to realise that they do not need to suffer in silence.
“Somy’s mission is driven by her personal passion and unparalleled devotion to turning victims into survivors.
“With instances of domestic abuse, unfortunately, skyrocketing during the pandemic it’s more critical than ever that we bring much-needed attention to this issue.”
The series is produced by Cineflix Productions, with JC Mills, David Casey and Diana Nolan serving as executive producers.
Somy Ali said: “Through Discovery+, I now have an international platform to shine a spotlight on what victims of domestic violence and human trafficking experience.
“It took me over 40 years to tell my own story of abuse and I think it’s time we all start to truly understand the ramifications of these epidemics and that everyone deals with their own journey on their own time, and that it’s never too late to speak out, no matter what.
“Sharing my journey has been extremely cathartic, and perhaps the most liberated I have ever felt.”
“My purpose in life is to save as many lives as possible, and I hope that through this docuseries, more victims will understand that they are not alone, that they don’t have to suffer in silence, and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.”