Movies

NOT MY LIFE (2013)

NOT MY LIFE, with accompanying viewing guide, depicts the scourge of human trafficking on a global scale, contains some graphic scenes and is recommended only for a mature audience. Filmed on five continents in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited through practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism and child soldiering. The film was produced by Worldwide Documentaries. For more information visit their website at http://notmylife.org or email jenna@worldwidedocumentaries.com 


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TRADE OF INNOCENTS (2012)

In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man. Alex (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child. Claire (Mira Sorvino), Alex's wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls where lives of local neighborhood girl's freedoms and dignity are threatened. Parallel story lines intertwine and unfold twists against the backdrop of the dangerous human trafficking world, in a story of struggle, life, hope and redemption in the "TRADE of INNOCENTS."

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Trade of Innocents (2012)

(Full movie, Trade of Innocents, can be purchased online at Amazon)

NEFARIOUS: MERCHANT OF SOULS (2011)

Nefarious, Merchant of Souls, is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends in modern sex slavery. From the very first scene, Nefarious ushers you into the nightmare of sex slavery that hundreds of thousands experience daily. You’ll see where slaves are sold (often in developed, affluent countries), where they work, and where they are confined. You’ll hear first-hand interviews with real victims and traffickers, along with expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders.

From initial recruitment to victim liberation—and everything in between—the previously veiled underworld of sex slavery is uncovered in the groundbreaking, tell-all Nefarious, Merchant of Souls.

Nefarious trailer



STOLEN (2011)
A fast-paced thriller about a vital and terrifying subject - the trafficking of children - with the heart-stopping vibrancy, compassion and energy that only the fate of children inspires. This is a story that touches all our lives. And it's happening now.

Watch the movie in six parts below:

Stolen - Part 1 of 6


Stolen - Part 2 of 6


Stolen - Part 3 of 6


Stolen - Part 4 of 6


Stolen - Part 5 of 6


Stolen - Part 6 of 6



TAKEN (2008)

Liam Neeson plays a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative who sets about tracking down his daughter after she is kidnapped by human traffickers while traveling in France.

Taken movie trailer



LIVES FOR SALE (2012) 
A documentary on human trafficking in the Americas. This one-hour investigative documentary exposes the painful, rarely seen human side of illegal immigration, including the growing black market trade in human beings. 

Lives for Sale - trailer


NOT FOR SALE DOCUMENTARY (2009)

Not For Sale the Documentary, based on the book Not For Sale by David Batstone, covers what modern-day abolitionists are doing to fight the rampant terrors of human trafficking in the US and abroad. Traveling over 120,000 miles across five continents, producer and director Robert Marcarelli and his film crew gathered undercover footage on this billion-dollar industry and interviewed the heroes that are determined to see it end. 

Not only does the film expose harsh realities, but it also breathes new hope into the issue by documenting the valiant work of contemporary emancipators and the practical steps they have taken to mount an anti-slavery movement. Stories told by the people who have lived them, these compelling accounts aim to inspire individuals to practical action. Its time the world knew the realities of slavery. Its time to spread the word that a new era for abolitionists is at hand.

Abolitionists on the front lines risk their lives to liberate the captives. Courageous lawyers and investigators who undermine trafficking rings and merciful caregivers who take in freed slaves and help them find new employment, new homes and new reason for hope. The film will inspire a new generation of abolitionists.


Not For Sale Documentary - Trailer


SEX SLAVES DOCUMENTARY (2006)

This is a documentary part investigation of how young women from eastern europe are lured into billion dollar global sex slave industry. Once there, they are treated like animals, raped, tortured and sometimes even killed. This whole thing work on debt, poverty, fear and corruption of government officials. Most of them have to satisfy around 8-13 customers a day. Many have to undergo abortion and are forced to return to business after few hours. Those who resist are sometimes killed often in full view of other girls so that others don't resist. Since their passport and other documents are taken away so they are illegal in the traded country, that means they were never present in official records of the country.

Click here to read about the making of the documentary

Click here to visit PBS Frontlines' website


K11 PROJECT
Produced by Priority Films, the K11 Project is the most comprehensive film project about child trafficking and child sexual exploitation to date. The name itself derives from a district in Phnom Penh called Svay Pak, which is also known as Kilometre 11 or K11, and is internationally known for the high number of brothels located that exploit not only young Vietnamese and Cambodian women but also children as young as five.   

Guy Jacobson, the President of Priority Films, was decided to produce the K11 Project after an eye opening sabbatical in Cambodia and his encounter with a group of 5 to 7 year old girls in Phnom Penh, whom aggressively tried to solicit me for prostitution.  

The K11 Project team includes award-winning filmmakers, high profile activists and international stars and works closely with many international human rights organization.  


Watch this trailer about the making of the K11 project (please note there is some bad language in this trailer):



REDLIGHT (2010)

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lucy Liu produced and narrated REDLIGHT, an inspiring and powerful feature documentary about child sexploitation. Filmed over a four year period, REDLIGHT focuses on the personal stories of the victims and two remarkable advocates for change: grass-roots activist Somaly Mam and politician Mu Sochua. Both have since been nominated for the Noble Peace Prize and won other numerous human rights awards around the world.

Using footage smuggled out of the brothels and harrowing testimonials, REDLIGHT follows the plight of several current and former child sex slaves. Some are trying to regain entry into the cambodian society to find some semblance of normality after their horrific experiences. Other stories highlight the plight of victims who are attempting to bring perpetrators to justice. Their torturous yet ultimately heroic battles to find witnesses and take brothel owners to court are dramatically brought to life in this topical and moving feature documentary.

Redlight - movie trailer


HOLLY (2007) 

Patrick, (Ron Livingston) has been ‘comfortably numb’ in Cambodia for years, when he encounters Holly (Thuy Nguyen), a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl, sold by her impoverished family and smuggled across the border to work as a prostitute.

Holly’s virginity makes her a lucrative prize, and when she is sold to a child trafficker, Patrick embarks on a frantic search through both the beautiful and sordid faces of the country, in an attempt to bring her to safety. 

“Holly” was conceived as a project to raise awareness about the sexual exploitation of children worldwide. While Holly herself is fictional, her story is based on the experience of many children, Mr. Jacobson said, including those he met while going undercover as a fake client in Cambodia’s brothels.

Mr. Jacobson and his production company, Priority Films, are part of a group of advocates and filmmakers who view films — fictional and documentary — as a way to leverage awareness of social issues. 

Holly - movie trailer


TRADE (2007)

This movie is based on Peter Landesman's article "The Girls Next Door" (see 'Reading' section) about sex slaves, which was featured as the cover story in the January 24, 2004 issue of The New York Times Magazine.

Trade movie trailer




DEMAND
This excellent documentary by the anti-sex trafficking organization Shared Hope International is about demand factors for sex trafficking, one of the most significant of which is pornography. It also addresses how all forms of commercial sexual exploitation such as pornography, stripping and prostitution are connected to all other forms such as sex trafficking and sex slavery. 


HUMAN TRAFFICKING (2005)

In Prague, Czech Republic, single mother Helena is seduced by a successful handsome man and travels with him to spend a weekend in Vienna, Austria; in Kiev, Ukraine, sixteen-year-old Nadia is selected by a model agency and travels to the United States with the other selected candidates; in Manila, Philippines, twelve-year-old American tourist Annie Gray is abducted in front of her parents. In common, the girls become victims of a powerful international network of sex traffickers leaded by the powerful Sergei Karpovich    


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