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The Best Documentaries About Human Trafficking  

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List Rules Documentaries about human trafficking.

This list of the best documentaries about human trafficking has been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable titles, along with some independent films. What is the best documentary about human trafficking? Vote for the documentary you think handled this controversial subject the best.

As you vote, the order of the list will be changed to see which documentary about human trafficking is the best. If you do not see your favorite on the list, add it along with the titles below so that others may vote on it as well. This list currently includes titles such as Half the Sky, Amanda's Story, and Too Close to Home.

Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate viewers. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.
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aj-gypsy added 2011
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls is a 2011 American documentary film about modern human trafficking, specifically sexual slavery. Presented from a Christian worldview, Nefarious covers human ...more
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Tricked 2012
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2012
Trade of Innocents is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Christopher Bessette.
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2012
Half the Sky is a 2013 Telly Award winning film.
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2004
Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids is a 2004 Indian-American documentary film about the children of prostitutes in Sonagachi, Kolkata's red light district. The widely acclaimed film, ...more
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Amanda's Story 2010
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2005
Human Trafficking is a television miniseries about an American Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent going undercover to stop an organization from trafficking people, and shows the struggles ...more
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2007
The Price of Sugar is a 2007 Uncommon Productions film directed by Bill Haney and produced by Haney and Eric Grunebaum about exploitation of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic involved ...more
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Unchosen 2013
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Rape For Profit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries About Human Trafficking
Rape for Profit 2012
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2008
Call + Response is a documentary film released in 2008 by Fair Trade Pictures to support human rights activism against human trafficking and slavery on a community level. The film was Justin ...more
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thisjustin added 2008
Taken is a 2008 French action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel. A former CIA operative (Liam Neeson) sets about tracking down his teenage daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) and her best friend ...more
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The K11 Journey 2012
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Cargo: Innocence Lost 2008
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2010
The Dark Side of Chocolate is a 2010 documentary film about the exploitation and slavetrading of African children to harvest chocolate still occurring nearly ten years after the cocoa industry ...more
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2011
Not My Life is a 2011 American independent documentary film about human trafficking and contemporary slavery. The film was written, produced, and directed by Robert Bilheimer, who had been asked ...more
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Trafficked No More 2014
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The Day My God Died 2003
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2003
Trading Women is a 2003 documentary film by anthropologist David A. Feingold, produced by Dean W. Slotar and narrated by Angelina Jolie. It covers human trafficking of girls from hill tribes in ...more
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1997
Too Close To Home is a 1994 documentary film directed by Ori Inbar.
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The Jammed 2007
The Jammed is a 2007 film written and directed by Dee McLachlan. The film is a story about human trafficking and the sex slave trade in Melbourne, and the search for three girls trapped by a ...more
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2007
War/Dance is a 2007 American documentary film written and directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine and produced by Shine Global's Susan MacLaury, a professor at Kean University, and Albie ...more
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Danae Russell added Finding Home
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Danae Russell added Finding Home March 24, 2014


Follows the lives of three young Cambodian women who were victims of sex trafficking at a young age. Experience these girls heartaches and hopes as they struggle to go from victim to survivor.

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Kavi 2009