Nefarious: Merchant of Souls
From Moldova, to Thailand, Cambodia, Amsterdam, Sweden, and Las Vegas, Nefarious is a powerful and confronting look inside the world of sex trafficking and prostitution. Nefarious includes interviews with experts in the field, survivors of trafficking, politicians, brothel owners, ex-traffickers, non-profit workers, and more; It is as intellectually stimulating as it is emotionally compelling.
“Nefarious, Merchant of Souls, is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends in modern sex slavery. Nefarious ushers you into the nightmare of sex slavery that hundreds of thousands experience daily. You’ll see where slaves are sold, where they work, and where they are confined. You’ll hear first-hand interviews with real victims and traffickers, along with expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders.
From initial recruitment to victim liberation—and everything in between—the previously veiled underworld of sex slavery is uncovered in the groundbreaking, tell-all Nefarious, Merchant of Souls."
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
The Half the Sky documentary is based off one of the most incredible and life-changing books I've ever read. If you don't have time to read the book (which you really should...), at least watch the documentary. It is hugely educational, and presents the issues faced in the documentary realistically. Yet it is also inspirational and captures your heart in a powerful way.
"Half the Sky is shot in 10 countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia and the U.S. Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, the documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them. Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates, the film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation."
Girl Rising is an empowering film that showcases the potential girls around the world possess and what's possible when that potential is unleashed.
"Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world."