This month we continue our films recommended by The Samaritan Women, a Christian ministry encouraging health, healing, and hope.
Call and Response: CALL + RESPONSE goes deep undercover where slavery is thriving, from the child brothels of Cambodia to the slave brick kilns of rural India to reveal that in 2007 slave traders made more money than Google, Nike, and Starbucks combined. Documentary. (89 min)
Holly: An American stolen-artifacts dealer comes across a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl sold by her family into prostitution. The film focuses on his attempt to bring the girl to safety and raise awareness about child trafficking. Stars Ron Livingston, Chris Penn, and Udo Kier; directed by Guy Moshe. (114 min)
Not for Sale: This documentary investigates the 27 million individuals ensnared in the modern-day slave trade. Undercover footage covers trafficking operations and what today’s abolitionists are doing to fight the rampant terrors of human trafficking in the US and abroad. (85 min)
Trade: A girl from Mexico City is abducted into modern-day slavery, and her brother goes on a quest to rescue her. Stars Kevin Kline, Kathleen Gati, and Paulina Gaitan; directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner. (119 min)
Very Young Girls: This film follows 13-year and 14-year old girls in New York and addresses the mistreatment and abuse they endure as prostituted young women. Rachel Lloyd, a survivor herself, runs GEMS (Girls Educational & Mentoring Services), a recovery center dedicated to supporting young girls as they exit the sex trade. Documentary. (84 min)