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

Blog

Notes from the field

So what kind of group packs its bags for seven days in Kathmandu to volunteer their time with sex trafficking survivors? I think this is an important part of the story we’d like to share with you. Let’s look at all […]

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead Next week is very special for us. A unique volunteer project that we’ve been planning […]

The Stolen Innocence team has been busy filming all over India. We recently finished a 3 week shoot in Kolkata. We were given unprecedented access to brothels to document human trafficking. We worked closely with Urmi Basu from nonprofit organization […]

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