If you missed the chance to donate to our film during the campaign, but still want to help click here: www.californiasforgottenchildren.com
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this film and making this dream of ours a reality! We couldn’t do it without you!
"California's Forgotten Children" is a documentary about child sex trafficking and exploitation of children in California. The film focuses on true stories of youth who were sold on the streets of California and are now survivors and brave leaders, fighting for the rights of forgotten children in the United States.
Their stories are compelling and empowering, showing that any child can be exploited, regardless of ethnicity or financial background. This film features interviews with abolitionists, case managers, advocates, district attorneys, police officers, parents, teachers, lawyers, students, and artists all dedicated to put an end to this epidemic.
Post Production - Editing | Color correction | Motion graphics | Audio mixing & engineering | Soundtrack
Currently, we have finished pre-production and production: the interviews, and recreating B-roll production for the film. Now we need help to pay a team of professionals to edit and put the finishing touches.
There’s a lot that goes into making a feature length documentary, and we’re confident that with a lot of hard work, dedication, and your financial support we can make an impactful and empowering film.
Child trafficking and exploitation is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world today. In the United States, over 100,000 children are being enslaved and sold for sex. - Source: National Human Trafficking Resource Center
Youth are most vulnerable to the tactics used by human traffickers and exploiters. Almost every trafficked victim has had a history of sexual abuse earlier in his or her childhood, which begins a continuum of sexual exploitation.
They are sold an average of 15 times a day, 6 days a week, totaling 14,040 sex acts a year.
California is a hotspot for domestic and international human trafficking because of its large population, international borders, large economy, extensive ports, and metropolitan regions.
To read about the facts and sources visit: http://www.californiasforgottenchildren.com/resources.html
This film is unique because it shows the horrific problems in our country and gives the solutions on how to intervene and prevent them. By the time you finish the documentary you will have the knowledge and the tools to start making a change and become a defender of our nations vulnerable children.
This film teaches people to understand and share the feelings of the survivors instead of generating pity. By creating empathy we will empower the forgotten youth in our communities by making them stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their own lives and claiming their rights.
We will engage people and communities to a call for action by giving them intellectual, moral, and social instruction to protect and prevent it from happening. And will show the humanity of people who are trying to bring freedom, hope, love, and awareness for commercially sexually exploited children.
Creatively the film uses poetic imagery to visually tell the stories of the survivors. Each image was carefully selected to pair with the words from the survivors true story.
This film has brought together many people who care about the issue and want to make a change.
- Pre-order the feature length DVD
- Behind the scenes DVD
- A teaching tool kit that goes along with the DVD
- First look at the documentary online link
- Exclusive extra interviews for kickstarter bakers only
- T-shirts & Tote Bags
- Empowering Handmade Bracelets
- Original artwork from the film
- Premiere tickets to the opening event of the film
- Dinner with the director and team members
- Become an associate producer or producer of this film!
What else can I do to help?
TEAMWORK: Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much. Share this page with your family and friends to spread the word about "California's Forgotten Children". Even better, show your support financially by backing the film on Kickstarter! We truly appreciate all your support and every dollar donated to make this dream a reality.
Risks and challenges
Nothing will hold us back from finishing “California's Forgotten Children” once funded! Our final post-production teams are already in place. Be ready to mark your calendars for the premiere.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (32 days)