Five years ago I was at a leadership conference in Atlanta, and out of 10,000 people received 1 of 100 tickets to pre-screen a film called TRADE. This movie changed my life. Since then sex trafficking has been the issue that refuses to release me from its grip.
In my opinion, out of all the feature length movies I have seen with a human trafficking theme, this is the best and most accurate (unlike TAKEN which has too many Hollywood-style explosions and unrealistic characters). TRADE tells the story of a Mexican girl who is kidnapped and sold into the United States, and a Polish girl who arrives at an airport only to be trafficked for the purpose of commercial sex.
Heartbreaking. Infuriating. Frustrating. Enlightening.
Go rent this film or buy it here, I highly recommend it. Has anyone else seen this film? What did you think?
Reminders for the weekend:
- Freedom March on Saturday in Vancouver (meet at Douglas Park – 20517 Douglas Crescent – at 9:30 am for registration). March begins at 11 am. First 450 people to register receive “Stop Slavery” ribbon to wear!
- Freedom Sunday to follow the next day.