A Shocking documentary following a 16 year old girl through her rescue and recovery in the Where Hope Lives program.
Award-winning director Jezza Neumann and producer Lauren Mucciolo, known for their impactful documentary “Poor Kids,” were about to venture deep into this world of shadows. Together, they embarked on a mission to expose the harrowing reality of child sexual exploitation, armed only with cameras, courage, and an unwavering determination to tell the story that needed to be heard.
Their journey began when they embedded themselves with the Phoenix police unit on the front lines of this relentless battle. The unit was unlike any other, committed to tackling child sexual exploitation head-on. The filmmakers were granted a unique opportunity to witness the inner workings of a team of modern-day heroes who walked amongst the darkness to rescue those ensnared in the sinister web of child trafficking.
Through their lens, Jezza and Lauren documented a series of undercover, high-stakes police operations. Each operation was a heart-pounding dance of deception and danger, with the officers assuming covert identities to outsmart the traffickers and infiltrate their world. The filmmakers watched as law enforcement agents tracked down the predators, who exploited the vulnerability of young women and girls, luring them into prostitution.
As their cameras rolled, they were able to capture the full extent of this lucrative industry, a chilling insight into the hidden, heartless trade that thrived beneath the surface of society. The film also provided a close and personal look at the courageous young women who had managed to escape the clutches of their captors. Their stories were ones of resilience, strength, and hope, offering a beacon of light amidst the surrounding darkness.
How do girls get trapped and free from the terrible abuse of human trafficking? How can a teen girl possibly recover from such a horrible tragedy? What do the police and recovery program professionals have to say about cases like this?
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