Film

SURVIVING INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD: Domestic Child Sex Trafficking | Nice IFF 2018

Directed by
Sian Gowan

Category
Short Documentary

Synopsis
SURVIVING INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD reveals the complex reality of domestic child sex trafficking through the experiences of two local women from Oakland, California. Driving along International Boulevard’s dark streets, a mother recounts her own wild determination to rescue her 15-year-old daughter from a sex trafficker ‘boyfriend’. Switching to daylight, a nonprofit advocate and survivor of sexual exploitation shares her extensive experience getting young victims the help they so desperately need. Driving along The Blade as they call it, Sarai T. Smith Mazariegos, co-founder of MISSSEY.org and founder of SHADEProject.org, unveils her personal story while breaking down the raw truth about victims and traffickers as it unfolds on the street around her.

Run time: 23m