Dramatic Film: TRADE of INNOCENTS


TRADE of INNOCENTSWomen’s Day Resource - Dramatic Film: TRADE of INNOCENTS

In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man.

Alex (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays a role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for use of the child. Claire (Mira Sorvino), Alex’s wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls where lives of local neighbourhood girl’s freedoms and dignity are threatened.

Parallel story lines intertwine and unfold twists against the backdrop of the dangerous human trafficking world, in a story of struggle, life, hope and redemption in the Trade of Innocents.

“Very rarely do you find a film, a thriller no less, with such heart beating at its core.” Nicki Richesin, The Huffington Post.

“Extremely powerful with a message vital for the world!” Jeffrey Lyons.


To see the full review online, clickhere.

Trade of Innocents has very strong moral worldview with light Christian, redemptive content; one obscenity; strong action violence and sexual trafficking with girl being beaten and finally a shootout and man drops to his death, woman is beaten, fight scene, several chases, all very much muted, making it acceptable for television; references to pedophilia and underage sex because movie is about the sex trade, but nothing shown; no nudity; alcohol use in background in one bar scene; no smoking or drugs; and, corrupt police force.

Trade of Innocents is a dramatic movie about the sex trade in Cambodia. Alex Becker and his wife, Claire, work for a rescue organization to stop sex trafficking in Cambodia. They love each other, but their marriage is hurt by the fact that, in the United States, while he was on duty in the Middle East, their 11-year-old daughter Abigail was kidnapped and killed. Neither wants to talk about Abigail. Therefore, their attempt to stop the Cambodian sex trade is deeply motivated by their own loss.

Even so, sex slavery and trafficking pervades the entire Cambodian society, including the government. Parents believe children have to provide for them, even if children have to become a sex slave. A police captain continually tells Alex he doesn’t understand the Cambodian culture and is trying to impose western values.

Meanwhile, an American paedophile tells the head of the local trafficking ring that he wants a young 7-year-old girl. So, the trafficker is on the hunt for a young girl. The paedophile says he’s willing to pay $30,000. The trafficker kidnaps the little girl who’s the granddaughter of the man who owns the shop under the apartment where the Beckers’ live. Claire has befriended this girl.

Alex leads several raids on the trafficking gang, but it seems like someone’s tipping them off. Eventually, Claire and the little girl are trapped by the trafficker on top of one of the pyramids at Angkor Wat. Will Alex get there in time and save them?

Considering the very important and very delicate topic it is confronting, Trade of Innocents does an incredible job of being a powerful, tense drama without being salacious. Mira Sorvino is always a great actress. Some of the scenes are extremely powerful. The plot is clear and well developed. This is an important movie and not only worth seeing but also entertaining.

Click here to see the trailer.

Trade of Innocents is available for R55 (excluding postage) from Christian Liberty Books, PO Box 358, Howard Place 7450, Cape Town, South Africa, Tel: 021-689-7478, Fax: 086-551-7490, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Website: www.christianlibertybooks.co.za.

Participate in our Women’s Day Outreaches

On Monday, 10 August 2020, Women’s Day, Africa Christian Action will be setting up literature tables in different shopping malls in the Cape Town area. We will be offering free literature from our tables to all interested people, primarily focusing on informing and motivating people to make a difference in stopping human trafficking.

Cape Town: Volunteers Needed!

Contact us if you would like to get involved in any of the outreaches. We will slot you in at a time that is convenient for you. If possible, join us for a morning, or afternoon shift. The morning shift starts at 9:00 am. The afternoon shift starts at 12:00 noon. This is a great opportunity for one-on-one Evangelism, discussions and counselling. “Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud.” Proverbs 8:1-3

Africa Christian Action

PO Box 23632

Claremont 7735

Cape Town South Africa

Tel: 021-689-4480

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See also:

Click here to view and share our video: Stop Human Trafficking.

Stop the Traffick tract, can be printed and distributed, click here(colour) and here (black and white).

See Fight the New Drug tract, can be printed and distributed, click here.

Digital Cocaine DVD, or the book (available from www.ChristianLibertyBooks.co.za)

Trade of Innocents DVD (available from www.ChristianLibertyBooks.co.za)

The Christian Liberation of Women tract

Exposing and Opposing Slavery Today video

Women’s Day Awareness Campaigns Against Human Trafficking

Slavery Today – Setting the Captives Free

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