Stolen Innocence

Directed by: Chris Davis
USA | 88 minutes
world-premiere
Screenings
Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Sun 24th Sep 18:00

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Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Thu 28th Sep 13:30

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In 2014, Indian police uncovered several underage girls hidden in a New Delhi brothel. Buried in a tiny crawl space, they were cramped, isolated and afraid. This seclusion and degradation pervade the world of Indian sex trafficking, a world Casey Allred and Chris David’s Stolen Innocence reveal. Compiling shocking interviews of the victims, perpetrators and opponents, this documentary is both illuminating and impactful. Extensive research demonstrates the intricate web preserving and protecting the Indian epidemic of forced underage prostitution. Spreading through a combination of vague laws and corrupt officials, India’s problem is built upon a foundation of a heavy population and strict religion, which entails an ingrained subjugation of women. Massive poverty forces young girls to search for city jobs, misleading them to be sold off. Similarly, the 2015 Nepal earthquake (occurring during an interview) forced many to seek help of men they had no choice but to trust. Sex trafficking preys upon weakness and generosity, manipulating girls’ bodies and innocence, taking advantage of government ambivalence toward prostitution, minors and women. A way out is paved with insecurity and obstacles. Yet several organisations are able to recover these stolen children, and the best disinfectant for this system is with exposure. Bruno Savill De Jong
Runtime
88
Cast
Urmi Basu
Rishi Kant
Sumnima Tuladhar
Smarita Sengupta
Country
USA
Director(s)
Chris Davis
Writer(s)
Nicole Allred
Lindsay Daniels
Beck Burtenshaw
Richins Miller
Producer(s)
Casey Allred
Screening Status
World Premiere