Academy Award-winner Mira Sorvino and Dermot Mulroney star in a new film about children in sex slavery and the complications of real people fighting an overwhelming crime. This movie revolves around a sect of human trafficking that involves girls as young as 10 years old!
From the movie press kit –
“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 to use her. Alex, a human trafficking investigator plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child.
Claire, 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. She, and Alex both still are dealing with their grief of losing a child years earlier. As both of them struggle in their own way to overcome the pain of their past and realities of child exploitation where they now live and work, they find themselves being pulled together in to the lives of local neighborhood girls, whose freedom and dignity are threatened. Parallel story lines intertwine and twists unfold against the backdrop of the dangerous human trafficking world, in a story of struggle, life hope and redemption in the “Trade of Innocents.”
I was actually quite surprised to find SOO many books and movies about human trafficking because I didn’t think there would be many. I know of just one, Price of Sex, which was my inspiration to learn more about this issue. Now that I know there’s more to discover I’ll be including them in my posts as I find them.
Unfortunately, this movie only releases in one theatre in the entire state of Texas. Just one! I don’t know if I should be happy that a movie is made to increase awareness or be sad that this movie is only available in one theatre.
Please watch the trailer guys and I’m sure you’ll want to want to entire movie.