About the Film

untold stories

Human Trafficking

“It’s the biggest emerging human rights issue for the 21st century, but it’s an awful term, a convoluted euphemism… the real issue is slavery.”

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The Film

 

Stolen Innocence delves into a hidden world; the untold story of young women captured and forced into a life of sex slavery. Without a voice, without a choice, these girls are violently trafficked into the worlds largest sex ring.

Filmmakers Casey Allred and Chris Davis compile shocking footage and emotional interviews, uncovering the secret sex trafficking industry throughout India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

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Our Team

Casey Allred : Producer
Casey started in international development at the age of 19 years old leading others in life changing activities for two years residing in Albania. While attending college at Utah State University he started nonprofit organization Effect International and successfully opened a school in India. In 2013 he founded Effect.org, a social enterprise that operates affordable private schools in India.

Chris Davis : Director
Chris started his film career at the age of fifteen making award-winning short films and documentaries. At the age of nineteen he lived in Guatemala for a time, and the experience instilled further passion for travel and culture. He has worked professionally to tell the stories of people and cultures around the world through both motion and still photography. He has two decades of experience.

 

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The Issue

The fastest growing criminal activity

The Problem

India is the epicenter of human trafficking – Every 4 minutes, an innocent girl is kidnapped, bound, stripped of her virginity and forced into a life of prostitution. The United Nations has deemed India the most dangerous place in the world to be a girl. With 150,000 children per year sold into slavery, India now has 2-3 million prostitutes.

Why is this happening?

One third of the country live below the poverty line, deprived and uneducated. With no enforcement of laws and minimal government involvement, traffickers see the poor as low risk. People willing to pay money for commercial sex create a huge market of traffickers cashing in on exploitation. Brothel owners and pimps are rarely prosecuted, grossly excelling the issue.

Rapid Growth

The sex trafficking trade is expanding every day. The secretive nature of operations means numbers are difficult to estimate. Women are silenced and authorities are not paying attention.
Many experts have expressed that trafficking in India is possibly triple to what the UN is reporting.

Solutions

We must fight. There is a solution, and the power is in our hands.
With every story told and every survivor heard, we come closer to preventing this problem.
Awareness is everything. Across the globe we must reach out together to spread the word, and #giveheravoice.
This is not just India’s problem, these are 13-year-old girls being violently stripped of their innocence, in our world.
This is a problem for every city, every nation and every individual.

Stories

From the field

The Advocate

Nepal: More than Everest

School: The Best Crime Fighter

The Lonely Bridge

India – A Traveler’s View

Girls are Human Too

A School in India

India Cares

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Notes from the field

We’re are so pleased to announce that the project was a success and that we’ve exceeded our original goal and made it to $115K! All of us from the team would like to thank you for your support and commitment […]

When we started this campaign, we weren’t sure what to expect, having never done this before. This whole 30 days has been a rollercoaster in so many ways! We’ve had a unique campaign to say the least. Our share rate […]

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Contact

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General: info@effect.org
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