Of an estimated 2.5 million people in forced labour, 43% of victims are used for forced commercial sexual exploitation, of whom 98 per cent are women and girls. These films explore the realities of the exploiters and the exploited across the globe.
Part of Vice's Correspondent Confidential, a series of illustrated documentary shorts narrated by award-winning journalists. This short animation the photojournalist Mimi Chakarova talking about her journey deep into the underworld of international sex trafficking. A short animation about her film, The Price of Sex, where she posed as a prostitute while working undercover in brothels in Turkey and Dubai.
In Spring 2012 HDL Russia heard an unbelievable story. It was a story of a trafficker, his subsequent transformation and his work rescuing girls trafficked into prostitution in Moscow. Hope Dies Last was privileged to jump in with the team doing frontline work and made this short video to give much-needed attention to a problem that is not just isolated, but epidemic.
The true and harrowing accounts of lives affected by the virginity trade that exists in Cambodia today, told from all sides of this nightmarish story of Cambodian girls. Intimate and revealing interviews are held with the men who buy the virginity of young girls, politicians, the police, senior NGO's and the victims themselves.