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A Civil Remedy

A Civil Remedy

A Civil Remedy

A Civil Remedy is a short documentary film about a vision of justice for children and women who are trafficked for sex in America.

The story of sex trafficking involves vulnerability, systemic and systematic violence, entrenched inequalities, shocking profitability, and the failure of law. The film tells the story of one victim who survived - an American girl who was trafficked into prostitution in Boston at the age of seventeen, escaped to her family, and survived to finish school and become an anti-trafficking advocate.

Against this backdrop, the film weaves the perspectives of three commentators — Gloria Steinem, Cherie Jimenez, and Siddharth Kara — as they explore the importance of survivors' stories, the meaning of justice, and the need to place new legal tools in the hands of victims. A civil remedy — a state civil action for damages against traffickers, pimps, and purchasers — will empower victims to reclaim their equal place in their community, see their violators held accountable, and drain resources from this global sex industry.

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