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
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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 the ICE officer in disguise checks in at the airport you can clearly see on the monitor of the customs officer that it is written Chisinau. Chisinau is the capital of Moldavia, a country near Russia, when in fact it is said that she comes from Moscow, Russia having demanded a Russian email address. See more »
The situation's really very simple. You wanted to come to America, and we got you here. But it all cost money. Your passports, visas, tickets, boarding... it all adds up. By now, each of you has accumulated a debt worth tens of thousands of dollars. Plus interest and other expenses. It means until you finish paying that money back to us, usually in a few years or so, we own you. Please understand. It's not my intention to cause you misery. We are in this together. But, be very certain, that if ...
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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.
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