Hundreds of thousands of young women have vanished from their everyday lives-forced by violence into a hellish existence of brutality and prostitution. They're a profitable commodity in the... See full summary »
Hundreds of thousands of young women have vanished from their everyday lives-forced by violence into a hellish existence of brutality and prostitution. They're a profitable commodity in the multi-billion-dollar industry of modern slavery. The underworld calls them human traffic... Written by
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Although originally filmed for Lifetime Television, the miniseries was shot mostly in Canada, and most of the lead and supporting actors and actresses are French-Canadian. See more »
When Kate checks in at the airport and her passport is scanned, it shows up on the monitor her name, place of birth and eye color "albastri", which means "blue" in Romanian/Moldavian. Kate has brown eyes. See more »
Final Title Card:
Approximately 800,000 people are trafficked annually across international borders. After the illegal sale of drugs and weapons, the most profitable criminal business is HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
See more »
A hard to watch, non-exploitive look at an international shame
I found the movie very compelling as it followed several different story lines, exposing many different facets to the sex trafficking industry. The fact that all these story lines were linked to one king pin running an international organization was pure Hollywood, but it allowed for drama and suspense as he was tracked by the feds. The wrap up and conclusion was also too easy, but again the mission of this film was to educate and spotlight abuse in an entertaining forum. This movie delivered.
On top of this, I especially appreciated the way the graphic scenes were composed. It was hard to watch, ugly, and grotesque. It wasn't played for sex appeal, or lurid fascination. It was ugly. Completely appropriate to the reality of the women, children, and victims of this abuse.
50 of 61 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?