Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. An important day to mark human trafficking, as 40.3 million people still are victims of human trafficking (International Labor Organization). Unfortunately, a problem that also exists in the cocoa industry and in many other industries. Which ones.. ? We’ll share a number of viewing tips, but beware, they are shocking. But very important to be aware of:
The Dark Side of Chocolate (2010) That children from Burkina Faso are trafficked, to work on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast and Ghana, is not new. This documentary shows - as the title reveals - the dark side behind chocolate. You can watch it on Top Documentary films (or you know of another streaming service is available in the US?).
I am Jane Doe (2017) This documentary you watch on Netflix and is about human trafficking in the sex industry in America. As in many cases, a lack of legislation made the company, which had a great responsibility, difficult to approach.
In Plain Sight (2018)How young girls are targeted by sex traffickers in America is told in horrible details, in this documentary. The internet plays a major role. And oh yes, you can stream it (paid) on Amazon.
The Ugly Face of Beauty: is child labour the basis of your make-up? (2016) Yep, the glitters in your makeup are also largely mined by children. This docu shows India's illegal "mica" mines. You can see it on YouTube.
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