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I am Jane Doe (2017)

The epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years... See full summary »

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The epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice. Narrated by Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, the documentary follows the journey of these young girls and their mothers in real time as they run headlong into a collision course not only with Backpage but with judges, powerful corporations, special interest groups, and an outdated internet freedom law that has been interpreted by federal judges to protect websites from any responsibility for hosting ads which sell underage girls. I AM JANE DOE is a gut-wrenching human story and fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America. Written by Amy DePaola

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Eye-opening and a call to change
10 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

This documentary shows a horrific side of American society. Throughout the plot there are stories of individual victims of child sex trafficking. These stories tear you apart inside as you see innocent children turned into merchandise and hear the dehumanizing terrors they have to face. These stories, however are presented along with a way to fight. This film reveals the blatant malice of Backpage.com, so while we see these painful stories we are simultaneously exposed to a legal and political battle. This honest documentary has a spark of hope and a future that we could impact.

Few documentaries have been able to both make me cry and make me feel inspired as this film did. I am Jane Doe is a must watch and will change the way you see prostitution.


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