Human trade and the buying and selling of people are not issues that echo a brutal and distant time in our past. Countless women, men, and children around the world suffer in silence in slave-like situations of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor from which they cannot free themselves. Trafficking in persons is one of the greatest human rights challenges of our time. And it’s not something that just happens “over there.” It is happening right here in unsuspecting communities across the U.S.
Promote awareness of the horrors of modern day slavery by encouraging individuals across the nation to see Trade, a major motion picture starring Kevin Kline that opens on September 21st in the top 25 markets.
Please read the synopsis below:
When a Mexican girl is kidnapped by sex traffickers in Mexico, her older brother and a Texas cop (Kevin Kline) set off on a desperate quest to rescue her. Trapped into an underground network of criminals who earn millions exploiting their human cargo, the girl’s only friend through her ordeal is a young Polish woman, a fellow captive. From the barrios of Mexico City and the treacherous Rio Grande border, to a secret internet sex slave auction and a tense confrontation at a stash house in suburban New Jersey, the policeman and the Mexican boy forge a close bond as they frantically pursue his sister’s kidnappers before she is sold and disappears into a brutal underworld from which few victims ever return. Inspired by Peter Landesman’s chilling NY Times Magazine story on the U.S. sex trade, “The Girls Next Door,” and written by Oscar nominated screenwriter Jose Rivera (THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES), TRADE is a thrilling story of courage and a devastating exposé of one of the world’s most heinous crimes.
Because the film is a beautifully produced commercial drama, and not a documentary, we think it will appeal to a wide audience— not just activist groups. Visit http://www.tradethemovie.com to learn more.