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I am Jane Doe (2017)

I Am Jane Doe (original title)
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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.

Director:

Mary Mazzio

Writers:

Jonathan Alter (story), Bob Fitzgerald (story) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Erik Bauer ... Self - Attorney for 'J.S.' and several other Jane Does
John Montgomery ... Self - Lead Attorney for 'Jane Doe', Fmr. Managing Partner, Ropes & Gray
Rob Portman ... Self (as Senator Rob Portman)
Claire McCaskill ... Self (as Senator Claire McCaskill)
John McCain ... Self (as Senator John McCain)
Heidi Heitkamp ... Self (as Senator Heidi Heitkamp)
Cindy McCain ... Self - Co-Chair, Arizona Human Trafficking Council
Swanee Hunt ... Self - Chair, Demand Abolition (as Ambassador Swanee Hunt)
Nacole ... Self - Mother of 'J.S.'
Tom ... Self - Father of 'J.S.'
Kubiiki Pride ... Self - Mother of 'M.A.'
J.S. ... Self - Tom and Nacole's Daughter (as Jane Doe "J.S." - Seattle)
M.A. ... Self - Kubiiki's Daughter (as Jane Doe "M.A." - St. Louis)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Amala ... Self - Partner, Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala, 'J.S.' Legal Team
Wayne Barrett ... Self - Fmr. Senior Editor, The Village Voice, Newsweek Contributor
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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into a collision course not only with Backpage but with judges, powerful corporations, special interest groups, and an outdated internet freedom law that has been interpreted by federal judges to protect websites from any responsibility for hosting ads which sell underage girls.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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"I am Jane Doe" will leave you angry and heartbroken. But it needs to be watched.
21 June 2017 | by robbiewarmingSee all my reviews

So it actually took awhile for me to get around to watching "I am Jane Doe." I missed the window where the film was in theaters and there weren't any other screenings near me. I finally got to watch it on Netflix a couple weeks ago and I'm so glad I did.

This film is eyeopening. It left me angry, heartbroken, and itching to get involved in the fight against human trafficking. The fact that this happens right under our noses, in our very neighborhoods, should enrage everyone. And the absence of justice against Backpage, even with a damning Senate report, is unbelievable.

Watch this. It's so important.


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Language:

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Release Date:

10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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