This month we are featuring films recommended by The Samaritan Women, a Christian ministry encouraging health, healing, and hope.
Bangkok Girl: Nineteen-year-old Pla tells of her experience trying to avoid prostitution while working in a bar in Thailand since the age of 13. The film shows how, with time, she will inevitably be forced into the trade. Documentary. (42 min)
The Candy Shop: Jimmy Balcom’s new job selling newspapers is a God-send to a kind working hard to help his family survive. But then Jimmy figures out what’s happening in the candy shop across the street. Starring Doug Jones, Mattie Liptak, and Abigail Monet; directed by Brandon McCormick. (30 min)
Lilya 4-Ever: At 16 in the former Soviet Union, Lilya is left by her mother and tricked into prostitution. The film tells the story of the horror Lilya’s life soon becomes. Starring Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharskiy, and Pavel Ponomaryov; directed by Lucas Moodysson. (109 min)
Svetlana’s Journey: Based on a true story, this drama describes the experience of a young Bulgarian girl sold by her adopted parents to a pimp for only 10,000 euros. Starring Georgana Djikelova, Maxim Gentchev, and Elvira Ivanova; directed by Michael Cory Davis. (40 min)
Truckers Against Trafficking: A first-of-its-kind training DVD on human trafficking and the critical role members of the trucking/travel plaza industry can have in fighting trafficking. Available, free of charge, at Truckers Against Trafficking. (29 min)