Human trafficking involves horrific abuse of human beings –for profit. Even caregivers working with survivors and law enforcement officers on anti-trafficking operations find it difficult to digest what they see and hear. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED with all videos, articles, images. These are documentaries and movies/docu-dramas based on true events. The exploitation and violence contained in these films is disturbing, but is daily reality for millions of victims of human trafficking – of all ages. The NO Project does not endorse sensationalism about this crime, and therefore we try to select videos and documentaries that are respectful in their portrayal of slavery and trafficking.
VERY YOUNG GIRLS – TRAILER
This excellent full-length documentary shows the work of Rachel Lloyd, Founder of GEMS (Girls Education and Mentoring Services), and work that the GEMS team carry out. GEMS is a global leader in the work of long term, sustained, impactful support for victims of Trafficking in Persons. We strongly recommend you read Rachel’s personal memoir, Girls Like Us. And when you have finished reading it, pass it on to a young adult, male or female.
TRICKED (Now available on Netflix)
TRICKED – A powerful, confronting documentary about commercial sexual exploitation in the US. Included are honest, raw comments from traffickers, clients, pimps, police and exploited women.
I AM JANE DOE now on Netflix.
“I AM JANE DOE chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice. Narrated by Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain, directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, and produced by Mazzio and Academy-Award nominee, Alec Sokolow, the film is a gut-wrenching human story and fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America. For more, please visit IamJaneDoeFilm.com”
Text above: credit IamJaneDoe Film/Mary Mazzio
GHOSTS TRAILER. FORCED LABOUR IN UK.
Ghosts is based on a true story about twenty three Chinese illegal migrant workers who drowned while collecting cockles (a shellfish) off the coast of England on the night of February 5, 2004. They become cut off by the incoming tide and although one person was able to use a mobile phone to contact rescue services a number of circumstances led to their death. Two bodies were never recovered. The 2006 film Ghosts, directed by Nick Broomfield, is a dramatisation of the events leading up to the tragedy. This film is about forced labour in 2004, yet the crime is even more prevalent today in the UK.
The Whistleblower, 2010
A true-life drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska police officer who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal. Her role as an International Police Officer included investigation of gender-related human rights violations, such as domestic violence and human trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation. Watch the interview below and hear what she discovered. The NO Project respects Kathryn Bolkovac for her determination, dedication and courage.