Sunday, February 12, 2017

Modern Day Slavery.. "I am Jane Doe" the film

 While we pay tribute to Black History Month and the struggles to end slavery of Blacks in this country. An equally hideous and open slavery still exists in America.. the buying and selling of young women into the sex trade. We were fortunate to see a documentary about this subject on Friday night. The producer shows the legal struggles to shut down a web site called back They interview the parents of children and the children themselves who have been forced into prostitution and who have been returned home. These traumatized children, some as young as 12, who have been raped thousands of times at the hands of their pimps. Much of this illegal behavior is perpetrated by the greed of business through the internet. The film highlights the legal battles being waged in our highest courts, to no avail. The owners of back page, who started out as a voice of investigative freedom have been praised for their work in the past. But as time went on, they grew to depend on the hundreds of millions of dollars of ad revenue, much of which is the selling of sex with minors. It's one thing to run an ad for an escort service for adults but a entirely different story when minors are being bought and sold to multiple pimps.

This film should be shared with parents and school age children alike as the film shows, seemingly normal good kids from good families have been affected by the legal slave trading.

Have a look at the trailer


At February 13, 2017 at 3:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

unbielevable. were can i see this film?

At February 13, 2017 at 3:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read about this film recently, and have been shocked by the fact that these victims have lost ever legal case brought against Backpage. How can judges hold the rights of a business making money selling children more important than the right of those children? Something is very, very wrong with our judicial system.

At February 14, 2017 at 11:48 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

The film was show across the country for one day. Half of all the proceeds were given to Jane Doe.

We have contacted the producers to find out how much money they want to use the film. Or they may want to recover their production costs. As soon as they get back to us, I'll post.

If possible, I would like the high school to play this film for all the students to see for themselves the dangers that lurk outside the home.


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