Melody C. Miller’s feature documentary California’s Forgotten Children takes an unflinching look at the devastating effects of child sex trafficking worldwide and in California.
California’s Forgotten Children
Melody C. Miller’s feature documentary California’s Forgotten Children takes an unflinching look at the devastating effects of child sex trafficking worldwide and in California. The film follows a diverse group of survivors who overcame commercial sexual exploitation and are now advocating for victims’ rights worldwide.
The United States is not an exception to the global problem of child slavery. California is one of the largest hotspots for domestic and international human trafficking due to its large population, international borders, and metropolitan areas. Every year, thousands of children are sold into sexual slavery in the United States.
California’s Forgotten Children reveals the shocking reality of what it’s like to be a commercially sexually exploited child and tells the heartbreaking stories of young girls and boys who have fallen through the cracks of the foster care system, abusive homes, and false promises. The movie demonstrates that children of any race or economic status can be exploited.
Movement To End Child Sex Trafficking
In addition to being a film, California’s Forgotten Children is also a movement. The movie has been seen by thousands of people all over the world, making people aware of the prevalence of child sex trafficking, inspiring community change, and inspiring education reform. The impact of the film has been acknowledged by the US Senate and the United States of Women Summit, which has encouraged policymakers to develop legislation and policies to combat human trafficking.
The documentary has been shown at 19 festivals, including the Soho International Film Festival and the California Film Awards, and it has won several awards, including Best Documentary, Best Director, and Rising Filmmaker. It has also been screened at Facebook headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, Texas, California, and Texas to teach international employees how to protect vulnerable individuals.
A call to action is California’s Forgotten Children. Stop commercial sexual exploitation and ensure that no child is forgotten. The film gives survivors the tools they need to fight this epidemic and encourages them on their way to freedom.
Find California’s Forgotten Children now:
California’s Forgotten Children arrives on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and Google+, on February 12, 2023.
For more information about the film, visit www.californiasforgottenchildren.com.