Slavery is Alive and Well in the Emerald City
Typically known for coffeehouses and cloud cover, Seattle has also gained another title: 3rd most prostituted children in the nation. Experts estimate that there are up to 300,000 underage girls sexually trafficked nationally every year. These girls (many as young as 12 and 13 years old) are bought and sold for the pleasure of men all over the country. ThisÂ isn’tÂ just happening in 3rd world countries, itâ€™s happening right here in our own backyards. It has been said that prostitution and rape are two sides of the same coin. None of these little girls want to be out in the freezing cold night after night to get into cars with strange men; they are trapped inside a system of coercion and fear that gives them no hope for a normal childhood â€“ much less a healthy future.
This feature-length documentary from Mew Films is the product of hundreds of hours of ridealong footage with Sea-Tac street crimes unit and the Seattle high-risk victims unit, including undercover sting operations and interviews with some of Seattleâ€™s leading politicians and leaders. This powerful film hopes to shed light on this growing problem and uncover the solution to the atrocities happening to Seattleâ€™s daughters, nieces, and friends. Rape For Profit partners with local law enforcement, teen shelters, and non-profit organizations to help educate the city of Seattle on what is going on right in front of them.