Breakout – Directed by Sylvester Madu
Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. It is estimated that human trafficking generates many billions of dollars of profit per year, second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form of transnational crime-Blue Campaign
“Breakout” is a powerful riveting tale of human sex-trafficking on the international stage. The Movie focuses an in-depth look at the trafficking industry, including rarely seen aspects of recruitment and transit to final locations; for the illicit trade in prostitution and sexual tourism. Trafficking victims can be found everywhere, including the US; however this Movie includes victims originating from developing countries in Africa, with a special focus and footage from Nigeria. The victims are ultimately trafficked to Europe, Asia, and the US.
Breakout was shot on locations in the US and in Africa (Nigeria); it provides a look at the intricate web in the recruitment of low-skill young women for prostitution around the world. The movie details how the traffickers gain psychological control of the victims, the dehumanizing treatment to victims, and the various criminal dimensions of the industry.
This movie is a must see for individuals, organizations concerned with human-sex trafficking, and human sex-trafficking advocates worldwide. It is also a must see for those countries that are severely affected or have their citizens affected as trafficked persons.