Books and Films

Deliver Me from Evil – Kathi Macias, 2011

Deliver Me from Evil – Kathi Macias, 2011

Description from kathimacias.com Deliver Me from Evil introduces readers to Mara, an eighteen-year-old girl who has been enslaved for nearly ten years, having been sold by her parents in Mexico and then smuggled across the border into San Diego where…

The Whistleblower – 2010, Rachel Weisz

The Whistleblower – 2010, Rachel Weisz

From The Whistleblower site Inspired by actual events, Kathy (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz) is an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are…

Very Young Girls – 2007

Very Young Girls – 2007

Thanks 9to20 blogger, a trafficking survivor, for recommending this film. Carl’s Note: If you’ve done social work or recovery work, you’ll “get” this movie. People, especially kids, who have been traumatized are not easily or casually healed. The good news…

Trade – 2007, Kevin Kline

Trade – 2007, Kevin Kline

This is a pretty well-done, touching and eye-opening movie. The ending is a little over the top, but otherwise the film effectively personalizes the plight of victims, and the difficulty of combating trafficking even for well-meaning law enforcement. Here’s the…

The Price of Sex – 2011.

The Price of Sex – 2011.

A Documentary film investigating sex trafficking by Mini Chakarova Distributed in North America by Women Make Movies “The Price of Sex is a feature-length documentary about young Eastern European women who’ve been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and…