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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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Jessica Chastain ... Narrator
John McCain ... Himself
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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into a collision course not only with Backpage but with judges, powerful corporations, special interest groups, and an outdated internet freedom law that has been interpreted by federal judges to protect websites from any responsibility for hosting ads which sell underage girls.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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1.78 : 1
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Empowering and Motivating
26 June 2017 | by lisamcd-52467See all my reviews

My first reaction after watching this film was that I had no idea how widespread this issue was in the US. My second reaction was feeling completely in awe of these survivors of sex trafficking and their mothers and their courage. The film does an excellent job of presenting these tragic stories in a way that empowers the subjects, shows viewers that change is possible, and inspires them to join the fight.

I hope that everyone will have a chance to watch this documentary to understand what is happening in their backyard and learn how to take action to stop it.


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