As you may know, MTV is making an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking though their MTV Exit Campaign. In this short documentary the three forms of human trafficking are addressed: labour, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation. Let’s not be naive in thinking that these are never linked.
The only part of the content I disagree with is when they tell purchasers of sex to make sure they are distinguishing between trafficking victims and girls who want to sell their bodies. This is foolish advice, as most victims are trained under threat to perform with a smile on their face. This often makes them impossible to identify.
That said, this film is worth watching, as it shows interviews with victims, trafficking middle-men, and those who patrol borders and train stations in India to spot suspicious activity. Thanks Amanda from Culture Unplugged for sending me the link to this film!