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California's Forgotten Children

Melody C. Miller
Melody C. Miller

Child slavery is not something we think of as being close to home. In the United States alone, over thousands of children are being enslaved and sold for sex. These children are sold an average of 15 times a day, 6 days a week, totaling 14,040 sex acts a year--generating a $9.8 billion industry. Child trafficking and exploitation is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world today. California is one of the biggest hotspots for domestic and international human trafficking because of its large population, international borders, large economy, extensive ports, and metropolitan regions.
California's Forgotten Children" is a feature documentary that focuses in on child exploitation of the sex-trafficking industry in California. It narrates true stories of youth who were sold on the streets of California and are now survivors and brave leaders, fighting for the rights of other forgotten children in the United States.

Their stories are compelling and tragic, demonstrating that any child can be exploited regardless of ethnicity or financial background. This film features interviews of incredible abolitionists, case managers, advocates, district attorneys, police officers, parents, teachers, lawyers, students, founders of nonprofit organizations, and artists all dedicated and working together to put an end to this epidemic. This is not just a documentary; this is a movement towards empowerment.

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