Sex Trafficking is an issue that so many want to learn more about. The New Colossus provides tailored educational events, but if you are looking for more, here are some suggestions handpicked from our CoFounders Polly Dean & Ashley Statema. 

DOCUMENTARIES

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CARISSA:

Carissa Phelps graduated with both a law degree and an MBA from UCLA. But when she was 12, she was homeless and forced into prostitution in Fresno. This documentary short takes us on Carissa's inspirational journey.

 

THE LONG NIGHT:

An urgent, heart-breaking investigation into the young lives changed forever by under-age prostitution and exploitation. The Long Night was directed by Tim Matsui and produced by MediaStorm.

 

 

I AM JANE DOE:

This film chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the classified advertising website that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice.  

 

 

 

VERY YOUNG GIRLS

An exposé of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as adult criminals by police. The film follows barely adolescent girls in real time, using vérité and intimate interviews with them, documenting their struggles and triumphs as they seek to exit the commercial sex industry. 

 

 

 

CHOSEN:

Shocking true story of two "all-American" teenage girls deceived into trafficking. 18 year-old Brianna was an honor-roll student and cheerleader and worked at a local café. 13 year-old Lacy was an active member of her youth group, and a volunteer in her community. 

 

 

TRICKED:

This character-driven film considers the evolving sex trafficking landscape as seen by the main players: the exploited, the pimps, the johns that fuel the business, and the cops who fight to stop it.

 

 

STOPPING TRAFFIC:

Stopping Traffic investigates the international crisis of human sex trafficking, particularly of minors, from a deeply personal point of view. It is anchored by frank interviews with child sexual abuse and sex trafficking survivors and veteran activists, with additional commentary from social service agents, academics, and young activists.

READING

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