2011: REDLIGHT

The Rotary Club of Wall Street New York hosted our Second Annual Film Screening to showcase REDLIGHT, an inspiring and powerful feature documentary about child sexploitation.

Filmed over a four year period, REDLIGHT focuses on the personal stories of the victims and two remarkable advocates for change: grass-roots activist Somaly Mam and politician Mu Sochua. Both have since been nominated for the Noble Peace Prize and won other numerous human rights awards around the world.

Using footage smuggled out of the brothels and harrowing testimonials, REDLIGHT follows the plight of several current and former child sex slaves. Some are trying to regain entry into the Cambodian society to find some semblance of normality after their horrific experiences. Other stories highlight the plight of victims who are attempting to bring perpetrators to justice.

The screening was followed by Q&A with Diana Mao from Nomi Network and Guy Jacobson, Director & Writer of the film and founder of Redlight Children.

Nomi Network Fact Sheet:

Human trafficking is the third most profitable industry in the world, following only after drug and arms trafficking.

The total market of “illicit human trafficking” is estimated to be around $32 billion. Approximately $28 billion of this total is generated from commercial sexual exploitation.

1.2 million children are being trafficked each year around the world, UNICEF estimates — that is equal to 2 children being trafficked into sex slavery per minute.

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