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Branded: Sex Slavery in America
CNN's Sara Sidner introduces us to women who have been tattooed by their traffickers as a way to show ownership in the lucrative business of sex trafficking
Children for Sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking
The U.S. government claims tens of thousands of people are being held in slavery conditions within its own borders. The majority of them are American children. Focusing on the city of Atlanta, CNN and host Jada Pinkett Smith embark on a journey to uncover, understand and explain the level and means at which children are being exploited. Pinkett Smith talks to prosecutors, victims, advocates and even human traffickers themselves in hopes of catalyzing a nationwide conversation about how to better protect our children from those who would seek to exploit them.
Fight for Freedom: Confronting Modern-Day Slavery
Harvard University and the CNN Freedom Project join forces for a special panel event examining the fight against human trafficking in America.
Solutions to End Human Trafficking
Millions of refugees have entered Europe since 2015. Thousands more have perished in their journey along the way. With a major migration crisis staring governments in the face, solutions to the problem remain elusive. What’s worse, CNN investigations also reveal refugees being abused, held for ransom, and forced into prostitution or hard labor against their will. To combat this, the CNN Freedom Project, in collaboration with Link Campus University and the Essam and Dalal Obaid Foundation, is bringing together top government and human rights experts from Europe and Africa. The aim is simple, yet significant: to discover fresh, bold ideas in identifying human trafficking survivors, while dismantling the criminal operations lurking inside this international migration crisis.
With 27 million victims, human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world, predominantly victimizing women, with children making up as much as half the statistics. However, this documentary shows that it is not just a back-alley enterprise in Asia and under developed regions of the world, it is also prevalent in industrial nations and—in conflict with closely held beliefs about our society in the United States—right here in our own backyard.
Trafficked in America
This documentary shines new light on a labor trafficking case in which Guatemalan teens were forced by a third-party contractor to work against their will at Trillium Farms in Ohio, a major egg producer. The investigative team exposes a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, the companies who profited from their forced labor, and how U.S. government policies and practices helped to deliver some teens directly to their traffickers.
Inspired by true events, UNSEEN follows the story of a small-town girl (Rhyon Nicole Brown) as she makes a simple social media mistake, leading her down a dangerous path, never to be seen again; bringing into light the role technology plays in the facilitation of human trafficking and child exploitation.