A Teachable Moment for Exposing the Cruelty of Sex Trafficking
“A masterpiece of investigative journalism, Red Light Green Light is a call to wisdom, compassion, and action. This movie will change the way we think about, and talk about, the growing plight of women in the sex trade.”
– MARK BUCHANAN, PROFESSOR, AMBROSE SEMINARY, CALGARY, AB
The recent arrest of billionaire New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for soliciting prostitution has shined a spotlight on the mostly hidden human sex trafficking industry. In the days since Kraft was charged as part of a wide-ranging investigation into suspected human trafficking, mainstream media outlets have run multiple reports detailing just how pervasive, and brutal, the trade in sex slavery is.
“These women are overworked, they’re hardly paid anything, it’s forced slavery,” Peg Langhammer, the Executive Director of the Day One victim advocacy group, said in one of these reports. “I like the focus to be on the industry. We’re talking about such a major business here. And that to me is where we need to put our attention, our energy, our resources.”
If you’re an educator or activist looking for resources to keep this long-overdue conversation going, we highly recommend our video Red Light Green Light, which trains its sights primarily on the growing global demand for human sex trafficking.
While most governments around the world have tried to address sex trafficking by focusing on prosecutions of traffickers, aftercare for victims, and legalizing prostitution, filmmakers Jared and Michelle Brock travel across ten countries to dig deeper into the cultural attitudes and institutional practices that have propelled the industry and hampered efforts to fight it. With powerful and incisive testimonies from sex trafficking survivors, former prostitutes, law enforcement officials, and leading experts in the field, Red Light Green Light is at once an eye-opening investigation and an inspiring call to action.
“A genuine examination of human trafficking and prostitution.
A must-watch film.”
– JOY SMITH, MP, PARLIAMENT OF CANADA