Films on human trafficking

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1. The Whistleblower (2010)

R | 112 min | Action, Biography, Crime

59 Metascore

A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex trafficking scandal.

Director: Larysa Kondracki | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn

Votes: 29,136 | Gross: $1.12M

2. Not My Life (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

Not My Life comprehensively depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Bilheimer, Richard Young | Star: Glenn Close

Votes: 24

3. Redlight (2009)

72 min | Documentary

A powerful feature documentary about child sexploitation, an epidemic happening in every country around the world. Filmed over a four year period, REDLIGHT focuses on the personal stories ... See full summary »

Directors: Adi Ezroni, Guy Jacobson, Charles Kiselyak | Stars: Somaly Mam, Reena, Sokha, Srey Peuv

Votes: 56

4. The Jammed (2007)

89 min | Drama, Thriller

A thriller about trafficking, governmental deportation and the sex slave trade in Melbourne.

Director: Dee McLachlan | Stars: Emma Lung, Veronica Sywak, Saskia Burmeister, Sun Park

Votes: 739

5. Sacrifice (1999)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Ellen Bruno

Votes: 73

6. Call + Response (2008)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, History, Music

43 Metascore

Fair Trade Pictures to support human rights activism against human trafficking and slavery on a community level.

Director: Justin Dillon | Stars: Madeleine Albright, Kevin Bales, David Batstone, Natasha Bedingfield

Votes: 58 | Gross: $0.22M

7. Trade (I) (2007)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

42 Metascore

Adriana is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, to save her. Trapped and terrified ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Kevin Kline, Kathleen Gati, Paulina Gaitan, Cesar Ramos

Votes: 15,966 | Gross: $0.21M

8. Cargo: Innocence Lost (2008)

75 min | Drama

A documentary that exposes the underworld of sex trafficking of women and children in the United States.

Director: Michael Cory Davis | Stars: Elen Koleva, Jonas Talkington, George Zlatarev

Votes: 10

9. The Gatekeeper (2002)

R | 103 min | Drama

48 Metascore

Adam Fields is a rage-filled U.S. Border Patrol Agent who often crosses the line in his job. A member of a vigilante group, Fields decides to go undercover with a hidden camera and cross ... See full summary »

Director: John Carlos Frey | Stars: John Carlos Frey, Michelle Agnew, Anne Betancourt, Joel Brooks

Votes: 205 | Gross: $0.31M

10. Moderne slaveri (2009)

108 min | Documentary

There's 27 million slaves in the world today. We find them in the sex industry, as child soldiers, as unpaid housekeepers and in production and as shop workers. We have all a responsibility for this.

Directors: Tina Davis, Thomas Robsahm | Stars: Kevin Bales, Joseph Stiglitz, Sylvie O'Dy, Jan Egeland

Votes: 12

11. Not for Sale (2007)

116 min | Documentary

A two-part documentary on the global problem of human trafficking and the modern-day abolitionists who are fighting it based on the book, Not For Sale, by David Batstone.

Director: Robert Marcarelli

13. All the Invisible Children (2005)

124 min | Drama

Through the eyes of the innocent bearing the heart of a child, seven different children who share though the very same sensitivities and longings, struggle for survival, understanding, and above all, love in an apathetic grown-up world.

Directors: Mehdi Charef, Emir Kusturica, Spike Lee, Kátia Lund, Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott, Stefano Veneruso, John Woo | Stars: Adama Bila, Elysée Rouamba, Rodrigue Ouattara, Uros Milovanovic

Votes: 3,600

14. Human Trafficking (2005– )

176 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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 »

Stars: Lynne Adams, Zoe Aggeliki, Isabelle Blais, Céline Bonnier

Votes: 6,262

15. Maria Full of Grace (2004)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

Director: Joshua Marston | Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Guilied Lopez, Orlando Tobón, Virgina Ariza

Votes: 32,427 | Gross: $6.52M

16. Svetlana's Journey (2004)

40 min | Short, Drama

The chilling true story of a 13 year old girl who is held captive for 8 months by pimps after being sold and trafficked by her adopted parents for sex slavery.For public exhibition, (... See full summary »

Director: Michael Cory Davis | Stars: Gergana Djikelova, Maxim Genchev, Elvira Ivanova, Violeta Markovska

Votes: 59

17. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 14,474 | Gross: $3.41M

18. Human Cargo (2004– )


A riveting thriller shot on location in Vancouver and South Africa, HUMAN CARGO is an unflinching look at the world of refugees in the post 9/11 world and of the people who sacrifice their ... See full summary »

Stars: Nthati Moshesh, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Veena Sood, Wright Ngubeni

Votes: 100

19. Fields of Mudan (2004)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Drama

A young Asian girl, Mudan, is forced into modern day slavery by a brutal child brothel owner. Mudan soon befriends another young girl in the brothel, and starts dreaming of a better life with her mother in America.

Director: Stevo Chang | Stars: Nicole Nishimoto, Shannon Lu, Yaping, Lawrence Sykkmon

Votes: 62

20. Sex Traffic (2004)

189 min | Crime, Drama

Boston based Kernwell Industries is an American defense contractor. One of those contracts is to deploy 3,000 peacekeepers to the International Peacekeeping Coalition's work in the Balkans.... See full summary »

Stars: Len Cariou, Maury Chaykin, Luke Kirby, Robert Joy

Votes: 1,388

21. Promised Land (II) (2004)

88 min | Drama, Thriller

"Promised Land" tells the story of a group of young unwitting Estonian girls smuggled through Egypt to be auctioned off as prostitutes in Israel, and of their initiation into this trade of ... See full summary »

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Diana Bespechni, Hanna Schygulla, Anne Parillaud

Votes: 476

22. The Day My God Died (2003)

R | 70 min | Documentary

Filmed in Nepal and India this documentary presents the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex slave trade. The film provides actual footage from inside the... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Levine | Stars: Anuradha Koirala, Tim Robbins, Winona Ryder

Votes: 235

23. Dying to Leave (2003 TV Movie)

Dying to Leave is a two-part series exploring one of the shadows of globalisation- the current worldwide boom in illicit human smuggling and human trafficking. Every year, an estimated ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Hilton, Aaron Woolf | Star: Rachael Blake

Votes: 5

24. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharskiy, Pavel Ponomaryov, Lyubov Agapova

Votes: 39,180 | Gross: $0.18M

26. Anonymously Yours (2002)

90 min | Documentary

"Anonymously Yours" is the outcome of a daring filmmaking operation on sex-trafficking in a military state where nothing is as it seems. Four Burmese women's strikingly different life ... See full summary »

Director: Gayle Ferraro

Votes: 26

27. Bucharest Express (2004)


An American journalist, a mysterious Gypsy woman and a bookkeeper with an inside angle try to stay one step ahead of a gang of ruthless killers as they uncover the horrors of the human trafficking of sex slaves in the Balkans.

Director: Chuck Portz | Stars: Igor Guzun, Vera Maryanchik, Roland Muldoon

Votes: 6

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