“Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” –Berthold Brecht
We use the power of film to awaken a passion for human dignity, a vision for the sanctity of life, and the conviction that no human being should be bought, sold, or sexually exploited.
Each feature-length and short documentary film is designed to educate, inspire, and shift harmful ways of thinking.
Using hard facts and compelling storytelling with stunning imagery, we invite people around the world to join together to break the cycle of commercial sexual exploitation.
Released in 2011, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern-day sex slavery. From its very first scene, Nefarious provides an in-depth look into the human trafficking industry, showing where slaves are sold (often in developed, affluent countries), where they work, and where they are confined.
With footage shot in over nineteen countries, Nefarious looks through the eyes of both the enslaved and their traffickers to expose the nightmare of sex slavery as experienced by hundreds of thousands of people each day. Nefarious also features expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders and captures the gripping, triumphant testimonies of survivors. It is through these true stories of survival that we galvanize hope and vision.
From initial recruitment to victim liberation,—and everything in between—the previously veiled underworld of sex slavery is uncovered in the groundbreaking, tell-all Nefarious: Merchant of Souls.
After completing our film Nefarious, we wondered, “What kind of society is producing so many men willing to buy a woman or child for sex?” We knew that the next step in the journey needed to be exposing the cultural forces that are fueling a toxic sexuality.
In Liberated, we focus on western culture. We examine a society where sex sells, where women are expected to conform to an idealized sexual image, and where men are socialized to consume women for sex.
This film asks the question, how does our conception of gender fuel our sexuality? And what role does media play in shaping our ideas about what it means to be a man or woman in today’s culture?
Liberated explores undiscovered fronts in the war on sexual exploitation and offers unexpected hope for healing and transformation.
We have a few other films currently in the works that will unveil other facets of commercial sexual exploitation. We’ve shot over 500 hours worth of footage covering a variety of topics related to sexual exploitation, and are strategizing the best ways to tell our next stories.Support the movement