This short film shows a teen’s exposure to human trafficking as her presence changes in the classroom.
“Selling Sex” exposes the underbelly of tourism in the Dominican Republic, where sex tourism with underage girls is a rapidly growing industry.
“The numbers associated with human sex trafficking are staggering, but the lives of victims and survivors are what stay with us. In this talk, Kanani Titchen M.D. reveals her experiences as a physician whose interactions with trafficked patients opened her eyes to a parallel world previously unseen” (TEDxTallks).
Beginning with the case of a 15 year old victim, Joseph finds the pimps headquarters, where the victim has been living. While there are trafficking allegations, the police say they do not have enough probable cause to forcibly enter the home. With runaways being the most susceptible to human trafficking, this short film embodies the disconnection between victims and law enforcement.
“Selling Boys” exposes the supply and demand for young boys in the human trafficking industry, highlighting that 10-15% of child sex trafficking victims in Florida are young boys.
“‘When I first started studying sex trafficking in 2008, I thought it mean girls were kidnapped and chained to beds,’ explains Professor Meghan Sobel. Soon she realized that was the Hollywood version – not the reality. In order to combat sex trafficking effectively, we must first understand what it is” (TEDxTalks).
“Noy Thrupkaew investigates the human trafficking industry – which flourishes in the US and Europe, as well as developing countries – and shows us the human faces behind the illegal labor that feeds global consumers” (TED).
Led by the Toronto Star, this investigation highlights girls as young as 12, forced into the sex trade by their romeo pimps.
In this short film, Diane Sawyer investigates the vulnerability of young girls to the sex trade.
This animated short film highlights child forced labour and the vulnerability of children in impoverished communities.
During the Clinton Global Initiative, former president, Barack Obama, highlights the existence of modern slavery, calling on the international community to condemn the human trafficking trade.