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Project of the Day: ‘California’s Forgotten Children’

Project of the Day: 'California's Forgotten Children'

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California’s Forgotten Children

Tweetable Logline: Over a 100,000 children being are sold for sex everyday in the United States, survivors and brave leaders rise up to end slavery.

Elevator Pitch: A documentary about child sex trafficking in California based on true stories of young girls and boys who were sold into sex slavery as young as 10 years old in California and are now survivors and brave leaders, fighting for the rights of forgotten children in the United States.

Production Team: 

Melody C. Miller – Director / Executive Producer
Jason Knutzen – Cinematographer
Betsy Tsai – Line Producer
Genice Jacobs – Associate Producer

About the film: In 2009, I started volunteering for a non-profit that helped trafficked children and learned how huge problem it is in the U.S. Even students from my own school were being sold. I wanted to make a difference by using my skills, so I traveled across California doing interviews with non-profits & survivors. Hearing the stories of children sold for sex by their parents, foster care, and worse it is an urgent problem. What inspired me was how these brave children who were exploited are now trying to change the world. This film changed my life & I truly believe that it will change others.

Current Status: I am fundraising for post production

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

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