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Slavery. In the past. Human trafficking. Over there. FLESH a shocking documentary, calls into question our definitions of slavery, human trafficking, and prostitution in the United States. This is a story told by girls who have escaped and by those still enslaved. It is told by former and current pimps. It is told by the abolitionists of today, including numerous directors of non-profit organizations, a former U.S. Ambassador, LAPD vice and the L.A. City Task Force on Human Trafficking.
Cameras capture prostitutes on the streets of Los Angeles and reveal the heartbreaking reality of "The Game". Even more compelling are the stories of these former prostitutes, who tell of the atrocious ways they were enslaved physically and psychologically. They tell their stories of being trafficked in the U.S. and the moving stories of how they escaped. FLESH goes behind the scenes of the third largest criminal industry that preys upon girls, whose average age of entry is twelve to fourteen.
FLESH does not end with the presentation of trafficking in the U.S. - it delves into its causes. Why the demand for the supply of new flesh? Why must pimps rotate their prostitutes between cities and states? Why must new and younger girls be forced into the system? The interviews give voice to those in the business of prostitution and to those seeking to end it. Together they offer startling perspectives on what drives trafficking here in the U.S.