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H.E.A.T. Watch – Stop Human Exploitation and Trafficking

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Alameda County H.E.A.T. Watch Tip Line: 1(510) 208-4959
Office of the District Attorney, Alameda County
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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Thanks to the increased awareness of human trafficking in the United States, there have been multiple documentaries released that detail the horrors human trafficking and exploitation. In these documentaries, you can find human trafficking stories: staff workers sharing their experiences, victims telling their perspective. We recommend watching these to learn more about the fight against commercial exploitation.

Save My Seoul (2017) follows two Korean-American brothers as they discover rampant prostitution and sex trafficking in Seoul, South Korea. (view trailer)

I am Jane Doe (2017) chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on, the adult classifieds site that for years was part of the Village Voice. (view trailer)

Stopping Traffic (2017) investigates the international crisis of human sex trafficking, particularly of minors, from a deeply personal point of view.

The Abolitionists (2016) features undercover footage from rescue operations around the world, including action-packed, high-risk operations and tender moments of liberating at-risk children. (view trailer)

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011) is a documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery.

Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth (2011) is a documentary about the shocking reality of domestic minor sex trafficking in the United States and the rising movement of advocates fighting to abolish it. (view trailer)

Rape on the Nightshift explores the rape and sexual assault of night janitorial staff in the Bay Area.

A Path Appears (2015) uncovers the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as the effective solutions being implemented to combat them, including victims of trafficking within and without of the United States.

Half the Sky (2012), from the makers of A Path Appears, urges us to gather acknowledge the plight of human and use that power to transform repression into power. The future is in our hands.

In Plain Sight (2014): a documentary seeking to expose the sexual exploitation of women in the United States.

Nefarious (2011) explores the global sex trade.

Not For Sale shows that as many as 30 million people around the world are enslaved and every day we take an unconscious part in this exploitation.

Not My Life depicts the global scale of the exploitation of humans, filmed on five continents and in 12 countries.

PBS Frontline is a multiple part journey into the underbelly of human trafficking, following one man trying to rescue his wife.