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Telling the Real Story of Human Trafficking

More than a decade after the action-adventure film Taken hit theaters, experts in the anti trafficking field are still referencing it – as in “you know that film Taken? Well that’s not how it really happens.” Bottom line: Stories have the power to change things – for better and in some cases, for worse. This detailed guide is designed to help content-creators for any medium, be it film or television, literature or music, tell compelling, realistic stories of human trafficking and, by doing so, help build momentum for a world where the powerful cannot exploit the vulnerable for profit.

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Need help? Polaris operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.