A poignant & unapologetic film on sex trafficking
26 Secondsis a dramatic feature-length documentary focusing on the horrors of sex trafficking around the world. Through a captivating journey, in search of solutions, the 26 Seconds documentary film reveals the ubiquity of the problem and the gravity of the damage sustained by this evil, destructive trade. In raw intimate interviews, filmed in Thailand, Cambodia, Iraq, India, East Africa, Mexico and right here in the United States…the audience gets a raw, often shocking glimpse into the lives of girls, women, pimps and “Johns” and also transgenders in various cultures and regions. It's a documentary that peers behind the shadowy curtain of the rampant global plague of sex trafficking, taking audiences from the neon underground in Thailand to the dusty refugee camps of Iraq; from the glitz and glam of Las Vegas to across the border in Tijuana; and from the sunny streets of Southern California to the slums of New Delhi, Phnom Penh and rift valleys of East Africa. Read more...
Film is my commitment to creating work that matters in our world. I wanted to film a documentary on global sex trafficking because it is a fast-growing horrific industry that tragically affects every child and woman worldwide. We can either do something or nothing. I simply chose to do something with the resources and creative talent that I posses and have access to as a Professor in film and directing. As a filmmaker, my intention is to tell the story. It was not possible to tell the story about human trafficking unless I visited the countries, met the victims face-to-face that were trapped in the sex trade – the pimps and madams that sell them, and the johns who buy them – but the true heroes are the organizations that rescue, restore, and reintegrate these innocent children. Creating Awareness is not enough but rather a Call to Action is ALL of our responsibility. It will not only take an army of heroes but also a village of ordinary people. This is a story about giving victims, survivors and the voiceless a voice! Together we can raise awareness for the organizations, crisis intervention teams, committed law enforcement and dedicated citizens in the fight to eradicate global sex trafficking. Your support is the difference and impact needed to defend and protect innocent children and women around the world. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” - Audre Lorde
CALL TO ACTION
Join us in creating awareness and a call for action. Together we can raise awareness to the organizations, crisis intervention teams, committed law enforcement and dedicated citizens: in the fight to eradicate global sex trafficking. Your support is the difference and the impact needed to defend and protect innocent children around the world.
26 SECONDS DOC LLC. is a for-profit social enterprise financially helping non-profit organizations rescue survivors from the sex trade.