Film and Book Recommendations


On Human Trafficking

On Sex Trafficking

White Umbrella by Mary Frances Bowley

Made in the U.S.A. by Alisa Jordheim *

Survivor Memoirs

Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd *

Runaway Girl by Carissa Phelps

The Slave Across the Street by Theresa Flores & PeggySue Wells

Fallen by Annie Lober

On Seeking Justice

Undaunted by Christine Caine

Just Courage by Gary Haugen

On Sexual Struggles

On Human Volunteering

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert *

For Children

On Labor Trafficking

Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy – by Kevin Bales

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier – by Ishmael Beah

Not for Sale – by David Batstone


In Plain Sight **
Documentary (2014): raises awareness about children and women in the commercial sex industry in the United States

Not My Life
Documentary (2011): discusses human trafficking and contemporary slavery

A Path Appears
Documentary (2015): explores the injustices of gender-based oppression and human rights violations

Narrative (2016): a widower drives a truck across the country, unknowingly carrying two victims who are being trafficker

The Abolitionists
Documentary (2016): the team Operation Underground Railroad investigates and liberates children working in the sex industry around the world

The Dark Side of Chocolate
Documentary (2010): explores how child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels chocolate companies around the world

The True Cost
Documentary (2015): shows the effects of fashion on the world and on the environment

Nefarious **
Documentary (2011): depicts details of modern-day slavery in our world today, and shares research and accounts from victims, traffickers, and international humanitarian leaders

Born Into Brothels **
Documentary (2006): portrays several unforgettable children who live in Calcutta’s red light district, where there mothers work as prostitutes.

Black Gold
Documentary (2007): traces the tangled trail from the two billion cups of coffee consumed each day back to the coffee farmers who produce the beans.

Not For Sale **
Narrative (2011): covers what modern day abolitionists are doing to fight the rampant terrors of human trafficking in the US and abroad.

The Selling of Innocents **
Documentary (2016): follows the flesh trade from its source in Katmandu to the sex factories of Bombay.

Narrative (2007): The story of a young boy who attempts to escape from the brick kiln where he is forced to work as a bonded labor slave in India.

Call and Response
Documentary: raise awareness about the 27 million slaves in the world today.

A Dance for Bethany
Narrative: inspiring and compelling story of how one woman risks everything to help a sex trafficked victim out of the world of slavery and into a world with a future and a hope of fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a real dancer.

Trade **
Documentary (2008): aims to enlighten viewers to the horrors of the international sex slave trade, functions in a somewhat documentary mode due to its purposefully repellent nature.

War Dance
Documentary (2008): reveals the redemptive power of music, even in the most horrific places

Price of Sugar
Narration (2007): a charismatic Spanish priest, organizes some of this hemisphere’s poorest people to fight for their basic human rights.

Playground Project **
Documentary (2011): exposes the industry of child sex trafficking right in the heart of America.

Amazing Grace
Movie (2007): inspiring story of William Wilberforce and his passion and perseverance to pass a law ending the slave trade in the late 18th century

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* These books are written from various viewpoints and may not reflect a Christian worldview
** Rated R or NR films