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The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in American Today
Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter

In The Slave Next Door, we find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight. We also meet some unexpected slaveholders, such as a 27-year old middle-class Texas housewife who is currently serving a life sentence for offences including slavery.

Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the Global Economy
John Bowe

In this eye-opening look at the contemporary American scourge of labor abuse and outright slavery, journalist and author Bowe visits locations in Florida, Oklahoma and the U.S.-owned Pacific island of Saipan, where slavery cases have been brought to light as recently as 2006.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Kristof and WuDunn have traveled widely through the developing world, researching the plight of women and girls. The stories they have brought back are harrowing, but this book also delivers a message of hope.

The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine
Somaly Mam

Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was 12. She escaped in her early 20s and became a tenacious and brave leader in the fight against human trafficking.


Fields of Mudan
Indieflix, 2004

A young Asian girl, forced into child slavery, dreams of a better life with her mother in America.

Human Trafficking
Muse Entertainment Enterprises, 2005

When a 16-year-old girl from the Ukraine, a single mother from Russia, an orphaned 17-year-old girl from Romania and a 12-year-old American tourist become the victims of international sex slave traffickers, a specialized team of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) struggles to expose the worldwide network that has enslaved them.

Lives for Sale
Maryknoll Productions, 2006

While politicians, activists and the media wrestle with the thorny issue of immigration, this one-hour investigative documentary exposes the painful, rarely seen human side of undocumented immigration – including the growing black market trade in human beings.

Not My Life
Worldwide Documentaries, 2011

Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking on a global scale.

20th Century Fox, 2008

A retired CIA agent (Liam Neeson) travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

The Whistleblower
Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2010

A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac,(played by Rachel Weisz) a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up sex trafficking. You can download a film discussion guide created by Education for Justice.