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Sex Trafficking in America (2019) - 60 minutes
Sex Trafficking in America at

Frontline presents Sex Trafficking in America, a documentary that tells the stories of young women coerced into prostitution - and follows one police unit that's committed to rooting it out.

In the film, award-winning director Jezza Neumann and producer Lauren Mucciolo (Poor Kids) embed with the Phoenix police unit that's tackling child sexual exploitation, offering an inside look at the lucrative industry through unique access to a series of undercover, high-stakes police operations. They also film with young women who have escaped the trade.

What's revealed is a crime that's both hidden in plain sight and growing - due in part to social media, where traffickers often start to groom and recruit young women and girls.

With extensive and intimate access to local law enforcement, prosecutors, service providers and the women themselves, the film shines a light on the hidden reality of sex trafficking in America.

1-3-18 McMafia: The scale of human trafficking in numbers
The issue of human trafficking is being highlighted in the new BBC One drama McMafia, through the character of beautician Lyudmilla. More than 18,000 people are victims of human trafficking every year, according to the UN's latest figures. Yet the true scale of the trade in human lives is thought to be much greater than figures suggest.

Beck: Episode 5: The Pearl Hotel (1998) - 90 minutes
Beck: Episode 5: The Pearl Hotel at

A young girl dies after being hit by a car driven by Beck's trusted deputy Gunvald Larsson. Meanwhile, a taxi explodes at a ferry terminal on the Baltic coast. Beck needs Gunvald's help to crack the case - but can he bring him back from the brink? Inspector Beck and his team get involved in a large-scale smuggling of cesium 133. A gang from the east uses refugees who with a promise to stay in Sweden and with danger to their own life take in the dangerous explosive chemical substance.

(Webmaster's comment:
Anchor children used as bait to force parents
to smuggle contraband and to do forced labor.)

Beck: Episode 16: Blind Profit (2002) - 90 minutes
Beck: Episode 16: Blind Profit at

In horrific murders around Stockholm, victims are having their faces dissolved by acid. At the same time, Beck suffers a heart incident and gets told by his doctors that he has to take it easy. He gets relief from the stress of the case when he falls in love with a charming woman. A series of grisly murders where the victims faces have been removed by acid starts to turn up around Stockholm. Detective Martin Beck and Gunvald Larsson are once again drawn into the darkness.

(Webmaster's comment:
Women trafficked for medical experiments with new drugs
by large medical corporations.)

Beck: Episode 29: The Invasion (2015) - 90 minutes
Beck: Episode 29: The Invasion at

Two bodies buried outside Stockholm remain unidentified, until Beck's team finds reason to believe they were victims of an internal conflict within an Islamist terrorist cell. The bodies of two buried men are found and despite persistent attempts, they cannot be identified. When another man is murdered they discover new evidence that soon leads them to an Islamist terrorist cell.

(Webmaster's comment: Men and women trafficked for cheap labor.)

Wallander: The Man Who Smiled (2003) - 90 minutes
Wallander: The Man Who Smiled at

In this adaption of a Henning Mankell novel, Inspector Kurt Wallander investigates a case of murder and trade of human organs. Kurt Wallander is contacted by an old friend who suspects his father's accidental death wasn't really an accident at all. He discovers unsettling evidence that his friend and his friend's father were connected with numerous shady companies. In a desperate quest for the truth, Wallander manages to betray himself and those he loves the most, and puts his own career in jeopardy.

(Webmaster's comment:
Trafficking of young people and children
for human organs and huge profits.)

Wallander: Episode 10: The Container Lorry (2009) - 90 minutes
Wallander: Episode 10: The Container Lorry at

When the police investigate an abandoned container lorry they find it filled with dead bodies, including those of children. Human trafficking and a ring of suspects emerge as part of a larger puzzle. Wallander finally gets a lead from an unlikely source - a group of nuns. Linda discovers nine corpses and a live baby girl locked in an abandoned container lorry. Her father assumes the driver fled when he realized his cargo of illegal immigrants had died. A photo leads to a convent, whose abbess - an evacuee herself as a child - has helped many refugees and believes the ends justify the means to give them better lives. Holmblad, who owned and drove the lorry, is found, tortured and murdered, and his house ransacked.

(Webmaster's comment:
Mass smuggling of men, women, and children in trucks
and the many ways they die.)

Wallander: Episode 13: The Witness (2010) - 90 minutes
Wallander: Episode 13: The Witness at

A little girl who has witnessed something terrible goes into hiding in Ystad while forces seek to silence her at any cost. The little girl contacts Wallander to reveal what she has witnessed. Corrupt businessman Filip Pasolic stands trial for bringing illegal workers into Sweden and using them as slave labour. Wallander is injured by a car bomb intended for Kristina, who is prosecuting Pasolic and she is given police protection. At the same time pressure on the illegal Lithuanian work force to re-build Ystad's recycling centre in time for it to get an E.U. grant results in two men being killed, one of whose little sister, Natalia, sees construction manager Zoran bury the corpses. She goes to the police and implicates Zoran but takes off again with Zoran in pursuit. Wallander can link Zoran to Pasolic and needs to find him before he gets to Natalia in order to strong-arm him into testifying against Pasolic. He also has to dissuade Katarina from resigning as, due to witness intimidation, the case is going against her.

(Webmaster's comment:
Trafficking of humans for cheap labor and company profits.)

Wallander: Episode 5: The Man Who Smiled (2010) - 90 minutes
Wallander: Episode 5: The Man Who Smiled at

After killing a man in the line of duty, Wallander finds himself spiralling into depression. He has just decided to leave the police when an old friend, Sten Torstensson, a solicitor, approaches him to investigate the recent death of his father in a car accident. A report explains that the keys had fallen from the ignition, something that could never have happened if his father had smashed the car while driving. Wallander later learns that his solicitor friend has been found dead - a possible suicide - and realises that he was wrong not to listen. Against his better judgment, a troubled Wallander returns to work to head what may now have become a double murder case. Lawyer Sten Torstenssen tells Wallander he believes his old father's death in a car crash was homicide but Wallander is reluctant to act until Sten is found hanged and the pathologist claims that he was murdered. Sten's secretary shows Wallander a postcard of Africa with a text threatening the lives of father and son and wealthy philanthropist Harderberg, a client of Sten's, admits to also having received one. All were posted from the same hotel, apparently by industrialist Jurgen Nordfeldt, who survives an attempt to kill him. Nordfeldt had stumbled on a racket importing body parts from Africa which Wallander, helped by ex-cop Anders, now Harderberg's security guard, must resolve.

(Webmaster's comment:
Trafficking of young people and children for body parts and huge profits.)

Wallander: Episode 4: The Loss (2014) - 90 minutes
Wallander: Episode 4: The Loss at

A young Moldovan woman is found dead at a construction site. When Wallander questions a respectable doctor a little too vigorously, he gets thrown off the case. That doesn't stop him and he goes to Moldova for more information from her family. When a teenage girl is found dismembered, Wallander has to investigate the milieu of human trafficking. However, because of his memory loss, he is not in charge; Martinsson is, and the two do not agree on who the culprit is.

(Webmaster's comment:
The trafficking of young women for prostitution
using the "you're going to be a model" scam.)

Dirty Pretty Things: Starring Audrey Tautou (2002) - 97 minutes
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From Stephen Frears, the Oscar®-nominated director of The Grifters (Best Director, 1990) and Dangerous Liaisons, Dirty Pretty Things stars Audrey Tautou (Amelie) in a harrowing tale of struggle and survival for two immigrants who learn that everything is for sale in London's secret underworld! Part of an invisible working class, Nigerian exile Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Turkish chambermaid Senay (Tautou) toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Then late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know! Honored with numerous European film awards and nominations - including wins at the London Critics Circle Film Awards and the Venice Film Festival - you'll find this gritty urban thriller to be thoroughly engrossing and impossible to forget!

Human Trafficking Billboard: She Is For Sale!

(Webmaster's comment:
Showing the dark underbelly of the capitalist system.)

Johan Falk: The Third Wave (2003) - 105 minutes
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Johan Falk hasn't been working for over a year since he resigned from the police. Most of all he wants to move out to the countryside, but fate has a different thought. Johan Falk is in the wrong place - the Hague - at the wrong time, and finds himself on the run from ruthless hitmen. His only chance of survival lies with a brilliant young London stockbroker who was the killers' intended target. Johan Falk has quit the police force. His former boss Sellberg, the newly-appointed Europol chief, has a job offer that Falk has no intention of taking. Falk agrees to meet Sellberg in person, but his visit to The Hague begins with an assassination attempt and ends with Falk on the run from ruthless hitmen. His only chance of survival lies with a brilliant young London stockbroker, the whistleblower who was the killers' intended target, and a dangerous chase across Europe begins.

(Webmaster's comment: The huge profits and financial trail of trafficking.)

Unit One: Episode 28: (2002) - 60 minutes
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When Johnny finds a couple of Polish girls in the back of a truck, the team gets involved in a case of human trafficking and find quickly tie to to the Polish mafia. A dead woman is found in a refrigerated trailer and all indications point to organized smuggling. When Johnny finds a couple of Polish girls in the back of a truck the team gets involved in a case of human trafficking and quickly tie it to the Polish mafia.

(Webmaster's comment: Trafficking of young women for prostitution.)

The Eagle: Episode 7: Nemesis (2004) - 60 minutes
The Eagle: Episode 7: Nemesis at

A prostitute who abandoned her baby in a Danish hospital is sought. Escaping to Sweden with her pimp, Elena has left her baby in a Danish hospital. Marie and Hallgrim, the representatives of the new Danish police department for organized cross-border crime, are also in Sweden.

(Webmaster's comment:
Trafficking of young women, men, girls and boys.)

The Eagle: Episodes 23 & 24: Ithaca 1 & 2 (2006) - 120 minutes
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Thea's team is organizing a surprise party for Hallgrim to celebrate his 40th. But he goes missing when he finds out that he has fathered a little girl. In Iceland he meets up with a journalist, Linda, who is writing a story about the company Gentech. She's also interested in the jamming device that the former Serbian police commissioner Bosco allegedly has. Will Hallgrim make it home? Hallgrim plans an Icelandic holiday, but a text message from war criminal and former Police Chief Bosco Markovich gets in the way. While in Iceland, Hallgrim discovers that one of the regular summits between the Russian and American mafias is taking place.

(Webmaster's comment: Trading child body parts for new technology.)

Maria Wern: Episode 6: Boy Missing (2011) - 90 minutes
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A ten-year-old boy disappears from a dinner, while another vanishes from a refugee camp. Maria and her colleagues discover that beneath the island paradise of Gotland lie secrets more dangerous than they ever imagined. What starts as the search for a missing child ends up being an investigation of hidden agendas, personal betrayals and links to international crime. Maria and her colleagues discover that beneath the island paradise of Gotland lie secrets more dangerous than they ever imagined. A ten-year-old boy disappears from a dinner in a little fishing village, while another vanishes from a refugee camp on the island. These are but the first in series of frightening events to take place on the island of Gotland, where a string of brutal murders are committed in quick succession. And what starts out as the search for a missing child leads Maria Wern and her colleagues ever deeper into a nest of hidden agendas and personal betrayals.

(Webmaster's comment:
Trafficking of young people and children for prostitution.)

Varg Veum: The Dead Have It Easy (2012) - 90 minutes
Varg Veum: The Dead Have It Easy at

Varg Veum tries to help a scared girl lost in the woods at night, but he fails to avoid her death. What was this young asylum seeker fleeing from? Was it an accident, or was she killed as a warning to other girls in the same circles? Together, Varg and Karin discover that the dead girl was deeply involved in operations in which young women were forcibly introduced into the country and at the asylum reception centres are cynically exploited. Important people in the highest levels of the government put pressure on the police department to hinder further investigation. What are they trying to hide? Time works against Varg, who has to prove the identity of important people behind the ring, before more young girls lose their lives.

(Webmaster's comment:
MOST BRUTAL MOVIE! Community leaders take part in
trafficking to get the sexual favors they believe they deserve.
Fingerprints filed off to prevent victim identification.)

Arne Dahl: Episodes 5 & 6: Hidden Numbers (2015) - 120 minutes
Arne Dahl: Episodes 5 & 6: Hidden Numbers at

The murder of two girls points to a trafficking operation and a motorcycle gang. When another girl disappears from the same area, A Unit sees a shocking pattern. A Swedish biker gang's link to sex trafficking two teenage girls to Belgium means A Unit is already on the case when another young girl goes missing. Paul Hjelm investigates a claim against a vice squad officer. Ida is frustrated at how tantalisingly close the team came to saving the abducted girl.

(Webmaster's comment:
Trafficking focused on using virgin underage girls for sex
and how to get rid of the evidence.)

3-27-18 Keith Raniere: Nxivm leader charged with sex trafficking
Keith Raniere, the leader of an elusive US self-help group, has been arrested by the FBI in Mexico and charged with sex trafficking. Federal prosecutors allege Mr Raniere oversaw a "slave and master" system in his group called Nxivm, where female members were expected to have sex with him and were branded with his initials. He is expected to appear in court on the charges in Texas on Tuesday. Mr Raniere left the country last year after former members spoke to US media. A number of women came forward for an investigation published in the New York Times newspaper in October, which led to the United States attorney's office in Brooklyn opening an investigation into the group. After the piece, a letter by Mr Raniere denied any such practices were sanctioned by the group and said an independent investigation found "no merit" to the allegations. On its website Nxivm (pronounced nexium) describes itself as a "community guided by humanitarian principles that seek to empower people and answer important questions about what it means to be human." Based in Albany in upstate New York, the group was founded as Executive Success Programs in 1998 and says it has worked with more than 16,000 people. Members of the group are reported to include wealthy heiresses, the son of a former Mexican president and Hollywood actresses. Mr Raniere and his group have been the subject of controversy for several years. Investigative journalist James M. Odato published a number of pieces in the Times Union of Albany Newspaper in 2012 which questioned the group's practices and compared it to a cult.

Human Trafficking Movies