Human Trafficking in Movies

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 | 0 comments

HAART recommends the following movies that highlight the global problem of human trafficking.


The Whistleblower (2010)


Inspired by the true story of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska police officer recruited as a United Nations peacekeeper for DynCorp International in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1999. While there, she discovered a sex trafficking ring serving (and facilitated by) DynCorp employees, with the United Nations turning a blind eye.


War Witch (2012)

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During a civil war in sub-saharan Africa, a 12 year old girl named Komona is abducted by rebel forces to become a child soldier.


The Jammed (2007)


A story about human trafficking and the sex slave trade in Melbourne, Australia, and the search for three girls trapped by a trafficking syndicate. Court transcripts and actual events were an influence in the production of the film. Nominated for seven Australian Film Institute Awards.


Trade (2007)


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. Adriana is trapped and terrified by an underground network of international thugs who earn millions exploiting their human cargo.

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