PLAYGROUND: THE CHILD SEX TRADE IN AMERICA
PLAYGROUND includes interviews with Ernie Allen, former president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the late Judge Sanford “Sammy” Jones, Former Chief Judge of the Fulton County Juvenile Court, and other experts, and unfolds as a search for Michelle, an everyday American girl who was lost to the underbelly of sexual exploitation as a child and has yet to resurface a decade late.
Original artwork by Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara, and animation by Heather Bursch.
Music by: Bjork, Radiohead, Chris Martin, Blonde Redhead, Cat Power, Sigur Rós, CocoRosie, Basement Jaxx, DJ Shadow, Kazu Makino, Masato Suzuki.
"PLAYGROUND is so effective because it not only tells the poignant story of an individual sex trafficking victim, but the film also masterfully illustrates both the wide-spread reach of this crime and the urgent need for action. In doing so, PLAYGROUND has provided critical momentum to the effort to pass my federal legislation to help victims escape sex trafficking and to prosecute those who brutally exploit these young victims.”
- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
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Eight years ago, Jessica escaped the nightmare of sexual abuse and trafficking that she'd lived in since she was just six years old. As one of hundreds of thousands of children who are sex trafficked in the United States, Jessica had few visible resources to turn to as she sought escape. Limited help and significant stigma contributed to her protracted nightmare so when she finally got out, she knew she had to help other girls do the same.