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Movies and Books about Human Trafficking

Watching movies and reading books about the horrors of human trafficking is what brought me to a place of complete disgust, which then led me to seek out and get involved with anti-human trafficking organizations. Here are a list of four movies and four books if you are interested in finding out more about human trafficking, including forced labor and sex trafficking.

 

Movies: 

  • Black Gold (2006): This documentary shows the exploitation of coffee harvesters in Ethiopia (UR, 78 minutes).
  • The Price of Sugar (2007): This documentary follows the ministry of a Spanish priest who risks his life for the Haitians, who are under the oppression of the Dominicans in the Dominican Republic. (UR, 90 minutes).
  • Not My Life (2011): This documentary was filmed on five continents and depicts the practices of sex trafficking all around the world (UR, 80 minutes).
  • The Day my God Died (2003): This documentary, filmed in India and Nepal, provides actual footage into the brothels and sheds light on those who are working to stop sex trafficking (UR, 70 minutes).

**You can find a list of about 50 movies on the Polaris Project website:  http://www.polarisproject.org/storage/documents/Human_trafficking_films_full_list_with_summaries.pdf

 

Books:

  • Little Princes by Conor Grennan
  • The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine by Somaly Mam
  • Radhika’s Story: Surviving Human Trafficking by Sharon Hendry
  • The Better World Shopping Guide: Every Dollar Can Make a Difference by Ellis Jones

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