Are the spring blues setting in? Fear not - BASI has compiled a list of five incredible films about human trafficking, which will remind you how easy you have it. Instead of wallowing in your misery, get inspired and start making the world a better place now. Make the rest of your life the best of your life!
1. The Whistleblower (2011)
Based on true events, "The Whistleblower" recounts the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraskan police officer who heads off to the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (a country in Southeastern Europe) as a UN Peacekeeper, only to discover that many of her new colleagues are secretly involved in local human trafficking rings.
2. Trade (2011)
"Trade" came out in 2011 and starts off with Jorge's 13-year old sister Adriana being kidnapped by sex traffickers off of the streets of Mexico when testing her new bike. Adriana finds herself held hostage with Veronica, a young woman from Poland tricked into the same situation after being promised a new job in Los Angeles. As both women head off for the US, Jorge is forced to pair up with a mysterious cop so as to break into the sex traffickers' ring.
3. I Am Slave (2011)
Abducted from her village in the Nuba Mountains at the age of 12, Mende Nazer is sold into slavery in the capital of Sudan and then smuggled to London, UK for further exploitation and inhumane cruelty.
4. Lilya-4-ever (2002)
In the former Soviet Union, young Lilya is abandoned by her mother and unable to earn a living for herself. She gets hopeful when her boyfriend offers her a job in Sweden, but it turns out to be a scam and Lilya finds herself at the hands of transnational sex traffickers.