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Nefarious :Merchant of Souls NC16
Documentary, English
Produced by Benjamin Nolot
Duration: 96 mins
Nefarious: Merchant of souls is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery. It gives an in-depth look at the human trafficking industry, showing where slaves are sold, where they work and where they are confined. With footage shot in over nineteen countries, Nefarious exposes the nightmare of sex slavery as experienced by hundreds of thousands daily, through the eyes of both the enslaved and their traffickers. Nefarious features expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders and captures the gripping and triumphant testimonies of survivors in order to galvanise hope and vision. 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.

The Giant Ocean Case : Challenges in securing justice for exploited fishermen

PG
Documentary, Cambodia and South East Asia
Produced by Vanna Hem
Duration: 30 mins

The film explains the human trafficking ring behind the former recruitment agency Giant Ocean International Limited now accused and condemned for human trafficking in Cambodia.  US Aid’s Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Programme supports 97 victims in this case that is of extreme importance since it is one of the few cases in the world where a licensed recruiting agency has been prosecuted under Trafficking in Persons law for trafficking men on fishing vessels.

The film also illustrates the ring of human trafficking from SE Asia to all over the world of people enslaved on fishing vessels.   It shows how complex the human trafficking ring is and why it is hard to combat and investigate this human trafficking trend; and the challenges in prosecution.
Untouchable, Children of God PG
Documentary, Nepal and India, 2013
Directed by Grant Knisely
In English, local languages with English subtitles
Duration: 63 min
There is a disaster happening in humanity that needs to be stopped. In the brothels of India, young girls perish every day. Some die quickly from murder or suicide, others slowly from diseases like HIV/AIDS. It is estimated that over 10,000 girls are trafficked from Nepal to India annually, cruelly driven over the border by force or lured by the false promise of work. The average age of a Nepali girl trafficked to India is 13 years old. A mere 1% of these sex slaves ever escape or get rescued. Featuring rare footage from inside the brothels of India and exclusive interviews with survivors and those serving on the front lines, UNTOUCHABLE: CHILDREN OF GOD highlights stories of hope and the heroes risking their lives to rescue and protect these forgotten angels. Look into the eyes of young survivors as they share their stories and you will be touched by the untouchables.
Daughters for Sale PG
Documentary, English, Nepal
Hosted by David Brancaccio
Duration: 30 mins
Unable to make ends meet, many families in western Nepal have been forced to sell their daughters, some as young as six, to work far from home as bonded servants in private homes. With living conditions entirely at the discretion of their employers, these girls seldom attend school and are sometimes forced into prostitution. ‘Daughters for Sale’ shows how an innovative programme is helping to free young girls that live as modern day slaves.
The Fighters PG
Documentary, English, The Philippines
Produced by CNN
Duration: 80 mins
One woman fighting a never-ending battle against sex slavery enlists a warrior ally to her corner. Both find inspiration in each other and the children they saved as they take on the most challenging fight of their lives. CNN spent two years with exclusive access to activist Cecila Flores-Oebanda, boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and anti-trafficking police in the Philippines. After two years of reporting in the Philippines – from going on police raids in Manila to going undercover in search of human trafficking in remote provinces -- CNN can now tell their story.
The Whistle Blower M18
Drama, English
Directed by Larysa Kondracki
Duration: 110 mins
The Whistleblower is a 2010 thriller film written by Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan, starring Rachel Weisz. The film was premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, and has won a few film awards. Inspired by actual events, Kathy (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) is an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk. Directed by first time filmmaker Larysa Kondracki, the film also stars Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci and Academy Award nominee David Strathairn.
Fields of Mudan PG13
Drama in Chinese with English subtitles
Directed by Steven Chang
Duration: 23 min
Mudan, a frightened young Asian girl forced into modern day child sex slavery, illustrates how children are exploited to appease the sick lusts of adults with enough money to pay for what they want. Mudan dreams of a better life and takes solace in the memory of her mother's promise that she will find her and take her away to America. Mudan finds an unexpected friend in Faye, a sympathetic and compassionate brothel girl. Together Mudan and Faye courageously choose to live their lives as innocent, ordinary little girls despite their conditions and the bleak future that awaits them. Winner of many awards, including the 2006 Academy Award Finalist.
Anonymously Yours PG13
Documentary, Burma
Directed by Gayle Ferraro
Duration: 88 min
Anonymously Yours documents widespread abuse and exploitation of women through sexual slavery in Myanmar. The film follows 4 women trapped in the sex trade. It was filmed secretly in Myanmar, with interviews with prostitutes, their families and social workers and the film was then smuggled out of the country by several anonymous women. The film is notable also for describing the practice of dunking prostitutes into leech-filled pools for hours, then removing them and harvesting the leeches, which are sold as a delicacy. Women are used instead of animals for this practice because the animals are considered too valuable. In addition, under-age prostitution, sex slavery, sex tourism and human trafficking are also discussed.
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan PG13
Documentary, Afghanistan
Directed by Mike Healy
Duration: 59 min
Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi (Behind Taliban Lines) returns to his native land to expose an ancient practice that has been brought back by powerful warlords, former military commanders and wealthy businessmen. Known as "bacha bazi" (literal translation: "boy play"), this illegal practice exploits street orphans and poor boys, some as young as 11, whose parents are paid to give over their sons to their new "masters." The men dress the boys in women's clothes and train them to sing and dance for the entertainment of themselves and their friends. According to experts, the dancing boys are used sexually by the powerful men.
Ghosts M18
Drama in Chinese with English subtitles
Directed by Nick Broomfield
Duration: 96 min
This is a film based on a true story and highlights a disturbing portrayal of a secret world that is all around us. When a young girl, Ai Qin, pays $25,000 to be smuggled into the UK in order to support her family back in China, she becomes another one of 3 million migrant workers that have become the bedrock of our economy. Forced to live with eleven other Chinese people in a two-bedroom house, they work in factories preparing food for British supermarkets. Risking their lives for pennies these unprotected workers end up cockling in Morcombe Bay at night. On February 5th 2004 twenty-three Chinese people drowned in Morecambe Bay. Their families in China are still paying off their debts.
Lilya 4-Ever M18
Drama in Russian and Swedish with English subtitles
Directed by Lukas Moodysson
Duration: 109 min
In the former Soviet Union, 16-year-old Lilya awaits her mothers' reply to take her to the USA, while living alone and without money. When Lilya learns that her mother has no intention of bringing her to the United States, she becomes despondent and begins sleeping with men for money. Not long after taking up the sex trade she meets Andrei, who promises her a better and easier life if she'll come to Sweden with him. However, Lilya learns the hard way that there's no truth in Andrei's words as she is subjected to the lowest and most degrading levels of the sex-for-hire business. This film has won awards and was nominated for Best Film at the European Film Awards.
Enslaved NC16
Documentary, Asia
Produced by MTV EXIT
Duration: 30 min
A powerful documentary hosted by Jared Leto from Thirty Seconds to Mars, tells the stories of real people affected by the human trafficking trade in Asia. Janet, a young Filipina woman trafficked to Malaysia and forced into sex work; Vannak, a young Cambodian man trafficked for forced onboard a fishing vessel; and Siti, an Indonesian woman trafficked to Malaysia and forced to work as a domestic slave. The documentary gives an insight into the realities of trafficking, addresses the part we all play in the issue, and gives information on how to protect ourselves as well as what we can do to help end exploitation and trafficking.
Fatal Promises PG13
Documentary, Ukraine and US
Directed by Katharine Rohrer
Duration: 60 min
Through personal stories of victims and interviews with politicians, NGO representatives and activists, Fatal Promises provides a comprehensive look at the realities of human trafficking versus the rhetoric of politicians and pundits who claim to be making significant strides in combating this horrific crime against humanity. Ukraine, the second largest country in Europe, is a prime example of a nation struggling to establish a stable economy, a functioning legal system and to control criminal enterprises of which Human Trafficking is the largest. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of women, children and men have been trafficked from Ukraine to the United States, Western Europe and the Balkans since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Not My Life PG13
Documentary, Global
Directed by Robert Bilheimer
Duration: 64 min
Not My Life depicts the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on 5 continents over a period of 4 years, combining testimony from survivors, opinion and analysis from their advocates with vivid depictions of the exploitation, Not My Life is a powerful indictment of the global trade in human beings and the abuse of vulnerable people. Human trafficking takes many forms, but the consequences are always devastating for the victims. By shining a light on these dark corners of the world, Bilheimer's message is clear: "We all have a responsibility to these people and the first step is awareness. Watching Not My Life is an important first step."
Sex Slaves PG13
Documentary, Moldova, Ukraine and Turkey
Directed by Ric Esther Bienstock
Duration: 55 min
Sex Slaves provides a firsthand account of international human trafficking by going to countries such as Moldova and Ukraine where girls are recruited, then following the trail to the various countries and locales where they end up. The film focuses on the remarkable story of a Ukrainian man on a mission to find his pregnant, trafficked wife in Turkey. He poses as a trafficker and sets out to buy his wife back. Interviews with traffickers, experts, police vice-squads and former sex slaves, along with undercover footage, provide a glimpse into the frightening reality and scope of the problem. Sex Slaves won numerous awards, including a 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.
The Day My God Died  
Documentary, Nepal and India
Directed by Andrew Levine
Duration: 60 min
The Day My God Died is a feature-length documentary that presents the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex trade. They describe the day they were abducted from their village and sold into sexual servitude as "The Day My God Died". Filmed in Nepal and India this documentary provides actual footage from inside the brothels of Bombay, a world seldom seen by outsiders known as "The Cages," captured with spy camera technology. The documentary also features Anuradha Koirala, 62, CNN Hero of the year, for her fight against the trafficking of Nepali women and children since 1993, who remind us that, "these are our daughters."
The Price of Sex NC16
Documentary, Eastern European
Produced by Mimi Chakarova
Duration: 73 min
The Price of Sex is a feature-length documentary about young Eastern European women who've been drawn into a world of sex trafficking and abuse. Intimate, harrowing and revealing, it is a story told by the young women who were supposed to be silenced by shame, fear and violence. Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova, who grew up in Bulgaria, takes us on a personal investigative journey, exposing the shadowy world of sex trafficking from Eastern Europe to the Middle East and Western Europe. Filming undercover and gaining extraordinary access, Chakarova illuminates how even though some women escape to tell their stories, sex trafficking thrives. Winner of two awards in 2011.
Traffic NC16
Documentary, Asia
Produced by MTV EXIT
Duration: 30 min
A unique documentary presented by Lucy Liu addresses the issue of human trafficking in the Asia-Pacific. Told through the stories of real people, the show features Anna, trafficked from the Philippines and forced into prostitution; Eka, an Indonesian woman, trafficked into forced domestic servitude in Singapore; and Min Aung, from Burma, trafficked to Thailand and imprisoned for 2 years in a factory. Their harrowing stories are told alongside other people in the trafficking chain, including a trafficker who has been forcing girls into prostitution for over 20 years, a young man who pays for sex, an anti-trafficking police officer, and a woman who runs a shelter for abused victims.
SOLD: Fighting the New Global Slave Trade PG
Documentary, Togo, India, Pakistan and Middle East
Directed by Jody Hassett Sanchez
Duration: 54 min
In our globalised world the trading of children for sex or forced labour is a burgeoning industry. It is estimated as many as 23 million children are slaves in various countries around the world. In the lead up to International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, this film looks at the efforts of 3 people working on the frontline to rescue, rehabilitate and prevent children being stolen, sold or deceived into slavery. They are: a former Hindu nun in India, an Islamic lawyer in Pakistan and a Christian social worker in Togo. All approach their work from a faith perspective and their efforts in the face of great odds are remarkable. But the most powerful testimony is from the children.

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