Films – Human Trafficking

Chosen: The True Story of America’s Trafficked Teens
Source: Shared Hope
Documentary that reveals the warning signs and sometimes fatal consequences of sex trafficking to equip teens to protect themselves and others from being trapped in the horrific and violent sex industry.
Time: 21 minutes
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject area: social studies, current events


Human Trafficking And Slavery 101
Source: Anti-slavery International
Lesson plan and film that explores contemporary forms of slavery such as bonded labor and human trafficking.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject area: social studies, current events


Human Trafficking Webcast
Source: Global Nomads Group and the New York Times
Video and lesson plan that examines reasons why women are trafficked and the economic implications of this form of slavery
Time: 57 minutes
Grade Level: high school
Subject area: social studies, current events


Not My Life

Source: US Fund for UNICEF
Video and lesson plan that exposes a world where millions of children are exploited through practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism and child soldiering.
Time: 32 minutes
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject area: social studies, current events


Olga’s Girls: Indentured Servitude in Nepal

Source: Pulitzer Center
Tells stories of the sale of young girls in Nepal into indentured servitude and prostitution.
Time: 7.40 Minutes
Grade Level: middle school – adult


Stolen Childhoods

Director: Len Morris and U. Roberto Romano, 2005, Source: OV Guide
Features stories of child laborers around the world, told in their own words. Places children’s stories in the broader context of the worldwide struggle against child labor. Provides an understanding of the causes of child labor, what it costs the global community, how it contributes to global insecurity and what it will take to eliminate it.
Time: 85 minutes
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject area: social studies, current events


Trafficking in Humans – Background

Source: PBS
Lesson plan that uses film clips from PBS to define human trafficking and examine how people might be led by their desperation for a better life into a world of slavery.
Time: various
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject area: social studies, current events

Very Young Girls (2007)
Directors: David SchisgallNina Alvarez
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. A rare glimpse into how the cycle of exploitation begins for many women. Identifies hope for these girls in the organization GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services.
Time: 82 minutes
Grade Level: high school – adult
Subject area: social studies, current events