Sex & Money: a global search for human worth

Film Overview

  • Film Overview

     

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    In 2007, a group of students embarked on a journey through 20+ nations on every inhabitable continent, motivated by their love for photography and their passion for justice. At the outset, their experiences seemed diverse, even random. However, a common thread of human suffering would soon emerged as their travels exposed them to a dark, seldom discussed side of humanity children being bought and sold to satisfy the sexual pleasures of other humans.

    As they returned to the United States in 2008, the students were surprised to find that the same injustice was happening on the soil of their own country.  Unfortunately, a large percentage of Americans are still unaware that such a grotesque crime could ever be taking place in their midst.

    Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth is a feature length film that will document the group of students as they travel in an RV for a second journey, this time across the United States, seeking to understand how the sexual exploitation of children has become the nation's fastest growing form of organized crime.  As the students encounter the brave men and women who are fighting on the front lines of the modern abolitionist movement, they begin to consider what further action can be taken to bring an end to such obscene forms of injustice.

    The final movement of  Sex + Money portrays the students quest to help make America the first slave-free nation in the world and to inspire others to do the same.


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    The Narrators

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  • The Film Action

     

    "The two main barriers to the global eradication of slavery are public awareness and resources"

    - Kevin Bales ~ Free the Slaves

     

     

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    As part of the filmmaking process, we will approach eraditcating slavery in America by serving:

    1. The Victims

    2. The General Public

    3. The Heroes (Abolitionists already fighting)

    THE VICTIMS

    Problem: Two years ago there were only 39 beds in the entire country for victims rescued specifically

    from sex trafficking, but there were 3,800 animal shelters in America.

    Service: We are researching and building a comprehensive model for restoration homes that any

    church, small community, or business can use as a guideline to build such facilities.

    Furthermore, we are beginning a foundation that will specifically raise money to sponsor the

    construction of these homes.

     

    THE GENERAL PUBLIC

     

    Problem: People are becoming desensitized to the injustice because existing ‘awareness’ about

    trafficking focuses abroad in red light districts and third world countries. People are paralyzed by the severity of the issue and don’t know how to help.

     

    Service: The film will expose what trafficking looks like in America- from trucks stops, to massage

    parlors, airports, and malls. The goal is to get America on a ‘Neighborhood Watch System’ so citizens can identify and inform local law enforcement agencies about trafficking in their state.

     

    According to an FBI agent specializing in domestic child trafficking, the majority of successful sting operations initiated by the FBI started from concerned citizens calling their local law enforcement agencies. We want to multiply this effect by mobilizing thousands of people to call trafficking hotlines and become active participants in breaking up brothels all over the States.

    THE HEROES

     

    Problem: There are so many organizations fighting human trafficking in America and abroad, but lack

    of a central networking mechanism to help mobilize the masses and connect various efforts.

     

    Service: Creating the first online State-by-State Anti-Trafficking Directory-- to organize and categorize

    efforts by locations, interest, and where help is still needed.

     

Film News

Producer – Cameo Wallace is an award-winning documentary and television producer who has developed and produced successful programming for ABC, CBS, NBC, A&E, History Channel, MTV, Discovery, TLC, MSNBC, Oxygen and the Food Network. The diversity of projects on which she has worked—including the White House Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives—combined with her involvement in philanthropic organizations as a strategic planning consultant and event producer have served to unite her profession with many purposeful ventures. These projects have required direct communication and coordination with domestic and foreign dignitaries, corporate executives, celebrities, volunteers and individuals whose lives inspire participation in humanitarian endeavors. As a consultant, she has also worked with varied organizations to strategize for branding, corporate partnerships, communications, media outreach and fundraising, and has translated all skills acquired through production to benefit those projects.
•    Screenwriter – Kevin Miller is a versatile screenwriter who has applied his craft to feature films, documentaries, short films and television.  Recent productions include the feature length documentaries spOILed (2010), With God On Our Side (2009) and Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008); the docudrama Hakani (2008); and the feature films Saints and Sinners (2010) and After… (2006). In addition to his work as a screenwriter, Kevin has written, co-written, and edited over 40 books, both fiction and non-fiction. He and his wife Heidi live in Abbotsford, BC with their four children.

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