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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.


Mary Mazzio


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


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into a collision course not only with Backpage but with judges, powerful corporations, special interest groups, and an outdated internet freedom law that has been interpreted by federal judges to protect websites from any responsibility for hosting ads which sell underage girls.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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Just Scratches the Surface of an Immense Horror
29 May 2017 | by poetcomic1See all my reviews

By concentrating on child sex trafficking, the film sidesteps the issue of the mass marketing of women (and young men) in general by traffickers who admit that their main tools are drug addiction and violence. That this is considered in anyway part of 'freedom' in America is nauseating. Village Voice is just one of numerous weekly urban free newspapers that get the BULK of their revenue from very expensive and extensive ads for prostitutes, S&M dungeons, sexual massage parlors etc. They throw in a few 'serious articles and listings for restaurants etc. but the 'soul' of the Village Voice and all the other such papers nationwide is PIMPING. That is the main gripe I have with this film is that they celebrate the 'venerable' liberal paper which has sunk to peddling sex for profit.

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10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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