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I am Jane Doe (2017)

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This intense documentary follows real cases of American girls enslaved in the child sex trade through ads in a newspaper's online classified section.

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Mary Mazzio

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Jonathan Alter (story), Bob Fitzgerald (story) | 3 more credits »
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The epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice. Narrated by Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, the documentary follows the journey of these young girls and their mothers in real time as they run headlong into a collision course not only with Backpage but with judges, powerful corporations, special interest groups, and an outdated internet freedom law that has been interpreted by federal judges to protect websites from any responsibility for hosting ads which sell underage girls. I AM JANE DOE is a gut-wrenching human story and fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America. Written by Amy DePaola

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Speak Out. Fight Back.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Я - Джейн Доу See more »

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50 Eggs Films See more »
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Well made and vitally important
6 July 2017 | by josephmartin-56321See all my reviews

I just watched this documentary on Netflix and I had to write something about it. The subject matter made me sick to my stomach, but THIS FILM NEEDS TO BE WATCHED. Getting the word out about child sex trafficking and Backpage's horrible sins against humanity is the first step towards fixing the problem. Watch "I am Jane Doe." Share with your friends. Demand action.

10/10 if you want a better world for your children.


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