Human Trafficking Movies, Documentaries, and Clips



Short documentary about Jillian Mourning who was trafficked by her “modeling manager.”

Demanding Justice

Demanding Justice from shared hope on Vimeo.

Inside the Lives of American Sex Slaves

National Geographic and Dateline NBC

FBI Operation Cross Country 2013

See where the FBI’s most recent annual undercover crackdown on child sex trafficking found 105 children.

Angie’s Story, an excerpt from Not My Life.

Do you own (stuff made by) slaves?

Look Beneath the Surface

Created by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

MTV EXIT – Warning Signs PSA


Chosen: The True Story of America’s Trafficked Teens

Chosen from Shared Hope is a 20-minute documentary that tells the shocking true story of two “all-American” teenage girls deceived into trafficking. Eighteen-year-old Brianna was an honor-roll student and cheerleader and worked at a local café. Thirteen-year-old Lacy was an active member of her youth group, and a volunteer in her community.

Both were manipulated. Both were exploited. Both were chosen.

Rape in the Fields

Frontline and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Selling the Girl Next Door: Child Sex Trafficking on the Internet

Affected for Life

Internationally focused, this 13-minute film was created by the UN for prosecutors, judges, and law enforcement officers to illustrate the elements and different forms of human trafficking. Watch it here.

Very Young Girls

The film takes us into the work of a former sexually exploited youth-turned-activist named Rachel Lloyd, who started the New York City organization GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) to help victimized young women escape their pimps and find another way of life. We meet teen aged girls at different stages of this transition. Some have been so psychologically manipulated by their pimps that they feel compelled to return. Others have successfully broken with their pasts. As we come to know these girls better, they emerge as well-rounded individuals full of unexpected laughter and insight. One chilling element the film uncovers is a videotape – confiscated by police – of two pimps recording their activities with the intent of making a reality television show. Later we see Lloyd get recognized for her work at a human rights awards ceremony shortly after the song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” wins an Academy Award. (Source)
Watch Very Young Girls full documentary on Netflix.

The Day My God Died

A feature-length documentary that presents the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex trade. They describe the day they were abducted from their village and sold into sexual servitude as, The Day My God Died.

The film provides actual footage from the brothels of Bombay, known even to tourists as “The Cages,” captured with “spy camera” technology. It weaves the stories of girls, and their stolen hopes and dreams, into an unforgettable examination of the growing plague of child sex slavery. (Source)