Feature-Length Documentary, “Stolen Innocence,” Seeks Funds via Kickstarter to Expose Human Trafficking in India
Two filmmakers are currently crowdfunding their human trafficking documentary on Kickstarter in hopes of raising $100,000 by September 7, 2014. The film, titled "Stolen Innocence," has raised $34,000 to date. Creators Casey Allred and Chris Davis aim to use the film to arm viewers with knowledge, inspire them with the strength of the victims and motivate them with the heroic efforts of activists.
Four years ago, producer Casey Allred opened his first school in Northern India to help educate India's poorest children. Over time, he noticed that many girls who were originally enrolled in his school did not return. He was shocked to learn that many of these girls were disappearing from their families and trafficked into the sex industry.
"I was shocked that girls as young as 13 years old were being trafficked," Allred said. "The issue became personal to me, and I quickly made it my mission to inform people around the world and fight the problem directly in India"
Allred teamed up with director Chris Davis and the pair has been shooting their film for The Past six months. Allred and Davis have traveled across India and filmed in numerous cities to piece together the inside story of this hidden world. Rather than shoot a sterile, depressing chronicle, the pair has Documented the forces behind trafficking, the industry's rapid growth, and why lawmakers are doing nothing to prevent it. In an attempt to examine every angle and every story, Allred and Davis have filmed and interviewed everyone from brothel owners, pimps and customers to survivors, rescue workers and anti-trafficking activists.