Redlight

Guy Jacobson

Activist
According to estimates, one million children end up in the sex industry every year. Especially in Southeast Asia, the problem has taken on huge proportions. Redlight tells the personal stories of two young Cambodian victims of child traffic and two brave women who fight this form of child abuse: human rights defender Somaly Mam and politician Mu Sochua. Both were nominated for the Nobel peace prize in 2005. The directors Guy Jacobson and Ali Ezroni, who received the prestigious Global Hero Award for the film, that contains poignant victims’ accounts and hidden camera images from brothels. Former sex slaves try to get back on track after their gruesome experiences. Others try to bring to trial those responsible for their ordeal. But they face tremendous risks to find eyewitnesses and sue brothel keepers. With voice-over by Lucy Liu. 

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Subtitles
EN
Director
Guy Jacobson
Country
United States
Type
Documentary
Duration
72 minutes
Themes
health, illness, addiction, medical ethics, human rights defenders & organizations (Activist), human trafficking, rape, sexual and reproductive issues, slavery
Year
2009