✚ BOOKS: TRAFFICKING & HARM OF PROSTITUTION
- Jeffreys, Sheila, 1997. The idea of prostitution. Spinifex, 394 pages.
- Maltzahn, Kathleen, 2008. Trafficked. UNSW, 125 pages.
- Brown, Louise, 2000. Sex slaves. The trafficking of women in Asia. Virago, 276 pages.
- Baker, Roger, 2010. Understanding Trauma, 2010. How to overcome post traumatic stress. Lion Hudson Plc, 174 pages.
- Ekman, Kajsa Ekis, 2013, Being and Being Bought. Prostitution, surrogacy and the split self. Spinifex, 208 pages.
- Ekman, Kajsa Ekis, 2010, L’être et la marchandise: prostitution, maternité de substitution et dissociation de soi. M, Québec, 213 pages.
- Brazil’s, David, 2004. No money, no honey! A candid look at the sex-for-sale in Singapore. Angsana books, 192 pages.
- Bissell, Anne, 2004. Memoirs of a sex industry Survivor. Cleopatra Intl, 3pages.
- Malarek, Victor, 2009. The Johns. Sex for sale and the men who buy it. Keyporter, 309 pages.
- Tankard Reist & Bray (Eds), 2011. Big porn Inc. Exposing the harms of the global pornography industry. Spinifex, 310 pages.
- Sullivan, Mary Lucille, 2007. Making sex work. A failed experiment with legalised prostitution. Spinifex, 413 pages.
- Peters, Cheri, 2013. Steps to Christ; recovery edition, TRue Steps, Idaho, 177 pages.
- Hatcher, Leigh, 2012. Open House: a new era with Leigh Hatcher: in conversation with Bronwen Healy [& more]. Strand, NSW, 267 pages.
- Smith, Linda, 2013. Renting Lacy. A story of America’s prostituted Children. Shared Hope, Vancouver, 223 pages.
- Dines, Gail, 2010. Pornland: how porn has hijacked our sexuality. Beacon Press, 169 pages.
✚ BOOKS: SURVIVOR STORIES
- Norma, C., Tankard Reist, M., 2016. Prostitution Narratives , Spinifex, 225 pages.
- Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn – by Shelley Lubben
- Call Me Sasha – by Geena Leigh
- Porn Star on Welfare – by Jan Villarubia
- Scars and Stilettos – by Harmony Dust
- Healy, Bronwen, 2008. Trophy of Grace.
- Moran, Rachel, 2013. Paid for. My journey through prostitution. Spinifex, 296 pages.
- Peters, Cheri, 2010. Miracle from the streets. True Steps Ministry, Idaho, 189 pages.
- Bailee, Carrrie, 2015. Flying on broken wings. A journey of unimaginable betrayal, resilience and hope. Affirm, 279 pages.
- Lobert, Annie, 2015. Fallen: out of the sex industry and in the arms of the savior. Worthy, TN, 226 pages.
✚ BOOKS: ADDICTION RECOVERY
- Arterburn & Stoeker, 2000. Every man’s battle. Winning the war on sexual temptation, one victory at a time. Waterbook, CO, 313 pages.
- Arterburn & Stoeker, 2002. Every young man’s battle. Strategies for Victory in the real world of sexual temptation. Waterbook, CO, 227 pages.
- Peabody, Susan, 2005. Addiction to love. Overcoming obsession and dependency in relationships. Celestial Arts, CA, 195 pages.
- Jones, David Erik, 2007. My struggle, your struggle. Breaking free from habitual sin. Xulon, 217 pages
- Cloud & Townsend, Safe people, 1995. How to find relationships that are good for you and avoid those who aren’t, Strand, Zondervan, 199 pages.
- Struthers, William M, 2009. Wired for Intimacy. How pornography hijacks the male brain. InterVarsity Press, IL, 196 pages.
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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids. Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman. THINKFilm, 2004. Documentary.
Moving documentary about filmmaker Zana Briski’s efforts to teach photography to the children living in Calcutta’s rough Red Light district.
Hot Girls Wanted. Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus. Netflix, 2015. Documentary.
Hot Girls Wanted is a 2015 American documentary on young-adult pornography directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus. The film follows the lives of several 18- and 19-year old pornographic actresses.
In Plain Sight. Awaken Media. Word Films, 2014. Documentary.
You may have heard the term “sex trafficking” and thought that it was just an international issue. While the term trafficking may conjure images of desperate illegal immigrants being forced into prostitution by human smugglers, over 80 percent of victims in 2011 confirmed sex trafficking cases in this country were American citizens. Or, maybe, you heard about the recent case in Ohio where three girls were kidnapped and kept as sex slaves…and you thought it was just one guy with a serious problem. Think again. It’s happening in plain sight, and you probably don’t even realize it.
Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography. Maree Crabbe. Rendered Visible, 2013. Documentary.
Pornography has moved from the brown paper bag to smartphones, computer screens and popular culture. In the adolescent world of attraction, desire, exploration and love, internet porn is normalised, shared and imitated. In Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography, we follow a group of young people who, with unflinching honesty and realism, reflect on the influence of porn on their lives. Has it changed their sexual tastes and behaviours? What are the differences between boys and girls in their approach to porn? What is the effect of the porn industry’s move into ever more hardcore scenes?
Not for Sale. Robert Marcarelli. Gateway Films/Vision Video, 2007. Documentary.
Based on the book Not For Sale by David Batstone, covers what modern-day abolitionists are doing to fight the rampant terrors of human trafficking in the US and abroad. Traveling over 120,000 miles across five continents, Producer and Director Robert Marcarelli and his film crew gathered undercover footage on this billion-dollar industry and interviewed the heroes that are determined to see it end. Not only does the film expose harsh realities, but it also breathes new hope into the issue by documenting the valiant work of contemporary emancipators and the practical steps they’ve taken to mount an anti-slavery movement. Stories told by the people who’ve lived them, these compelling accounts aim to inspire individuals to practical action. It’s time the world knew the realities of slavery. It’s time to spread the word that a new era for Abolitionists is at hand.
Red Light/Green Light. Jared Brock. A Heart for Justice, 2014. Documentary.
As nations around the globe attempt to fight sex trafficking, many consider legalizing prostitution. Two filmmakers travel across ten countries to explore the issue, attempting to answer the question: “How can we prevent sexual exploitation before it happens in the first place?” Though governments are getting better at prosecuting traffickers and providing aftercare to victims, it is time we begin to ask the question of what lies at the root.
Selling the Girl Next Door. Amber Lyon. CNN, 2011. Documentary
Selling the Girl Next Door takes viewers into the world of underage American girls caught up in the violent sex trade. Hundreds of thousands of girls under the age of 18 are ensnared into lives of prostitution annually, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Many are runaways or “throwaways” trapped in “the oldest profession” by pimps who sell them using modern sales and marketing techniques, including the online classified website Backpage.com.
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. Benjamin Nolot. Exodus Cry, 2011. Documentary.
“Modern slavery.” It sounds like a paradox. Hasn’t humanity progressed? Didn’t we leave slavery dead on the battlefields of the American Civil War? Didn’t social reformers like Lincoln and Wilberforce legislate against such cruelty over a hundred years ago? So we had thought. But, with over 27 million enslaved people in the world, human trafficking is once again the battlefront of the century.
Sex Slaves (The Real Sex Traffic). Ric Esther Bienstock. Associated Producers Ltd, 2005. Documentary.
Sex Slaves is a gripping documentary exposé inside the global sex trade in women from the former Soviet Bloc. The film takes viewers into the shadowy, multi-billion dollar world of sex trafficking. The film focuses on the remarkable story of Viorel, a Ukrainian man on a mission to find his pregnant, trafficked wife in Turkey. Hidden cameras follow Viorel as he tries to find the pimp who “owns” Katia, his wife. After days of desperate efforts, Viorel poses as a trafficker and sets out to buy her back. We follow Viorel to his meeting with Katia’s captor and from there into the world of trafficked women.
The Porn Factor. Maree Crabbe. Rendered Visible, 2013. Documentary.
Through candid interviews with young people, experts and porn industry professionals, The Porn Factor explores how pornography is shaping young people’s sexual expectations and experiences. Essential viewing for parents, teachers, youth workers and others involved in young people’s education, support or care.
The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships. Miguel Picker, Chyng Sun. Media Education Foundation, 2008. Documentary.
Examines the unprecedented role that commercial pornography occupies in American popular culture. The film explores what happens when images of sexual degradation are used for arousal. Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has become one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries in the United States. It is estimated that the pornography industry’s annual revenue has reached $13 billion. At the same time, the content of pornography has become more aggressive, more overtly sexist and racist.
Very Young Girls. David Schisgall. Netflix, 2007. Documentary.
Very Young Girls is an expose of human trafficking that follows thirteen and fourteen year old American girls as they are seduced, abused, and sold on New York’s streets by pimps, and treated as adult criminals by police. The film follows the barely-adolescent girls in real time, using vérité and intimate interviews with them as they are first lured on to the streets and the dire events which follow. The film also uses startling footage shot by the brazen pimps themselves giving a rare glimpse into how the cycle of street life begins for many women
Trafficked – The Reckoning. Luigi Acquisto. FairTrade Films, 2011. Documentary
Trafficked – The Reckoning is the inspiring story of a former police officer’s quest to find the man who enslaved a thirteen-year-old Thai girl in a Sydney brothel. Ning was thirteen when she was trafficked to Australia from Thailand and sold to a Sydney brothel. In 2007 she became the first slave in history to win victim of crime compensation. Jetsadophorn Chaladone, AKA Ning, was awarded $50,000 by the Attorney General’s Department of NSW for the multiple child rapes committed against her in 1995. This ground breaking decision set an important precedent for the millions of sex slaves globally. News of the ruling was reported around the world and featured in popular women’s magazines like Marie Claire, Madison and New Idea.
Lovelace. Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman. Millennium Films Radius-TWC, 2013. Drama.
In 1972 – before the internet, before the porn explosion – Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the highlife when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation-less centerfold fantasy than a charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio. Fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the world-and herself as the survivor of a far darker story.
Trade of Innocents. Christopher Bessette. Monterey Media, 2012. Drama.
In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man to use her. Alex, a human trafficking investigator plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child. Claire, Alex’s wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls. She, and Alex both still are dealing with their grief of losing a child years earlier. As both of them struggle in their own way to overcome the pain of their past and realities of child exploitation where they now live and work, they find themselves being pulled together into the lives of local neighborhood girls, whose freedom and dignity are threatened.
Willful Entrapment. Francois Driessen. FireTrigger, 2009. Drama.
Willful Entrapment explores the paradox between psychotic addiction and the perception of innocent fun. Alan Gerd has a flippant brush with online pornographic content via social media, and soon finds himself progressively haunted by an invisible force that seeks to destroy him and those he cares about.
Taken. Pierre Morel. Script by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kammen. 20th Century Fox, 2008. Drama.
When his estranged daughter is kidnapped in District B13 in Paris, a former CIA agent embarks on a frantic quest through Europe to rescue her from sex slavery. Relying on his special skills, he tracks down the ruthless gang that abducted her and launches a one-man war to bring them to justice.
The Jammed. Dee McLachlan. Titan View, 2007. Drama
Based on actual cases from court transcripts, this movie about an unassuming woman who helps rescue three sex slaves from a brothel in Melbourne is a social thriller that was considered the best Australian film of 2007. It won a sweep of awards across the country and was instrumental in raising awareness about the dark issue of trafficking and sexual servitude in Australia.
Caged No More. Lisa Arnold. Elevation Pictures, 2016. Action, Drama, Thriller.
Inspired by real events, CAGED NO MORE is the story of Aggie Prejean, a grandmother on a desperate search to find her two granddaughters, Skye and Elle, who have been kidnapped by their sinister father. As the details behind the girls’ disappearance begin to unravel, it’s discovered he has taken them overseas to be sold into slavery to settle his drug debt. Aggie enlists the help of the girls’ uncle, a well-respected local philanthropist, and his son Wil, who is former Special Forces. A global hunt ensues, and the team will stop at nothing to see the girls safely returned home. CAGED NO MORE is a drama meant to engage and educate audiences on the realities of human trafficking.