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Human Trafficking: Videos and
Art Projects

This guide offers resources to help understand and analyze issues related to human trafficking.

Human Trafficking: It Happens Here (2:27) by the Polaris Project

The Arts & Human Trafficking

Art provides an important and powerful means of expression for victims of human migration and for those trying to raise awareness. The mission of ArtWorks for Freedom is to "build widespread public awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and inspire creative action toward its eradication."

An article about the Red Sand Project and the artist who created it:  “An Art Project Ensures Victims of Human Trafficking Don’t Fall Through the Cracks.”

Human Trafficking Conversation Series

TED Talks and Playlists

Ready to learn?  These well-researched and passionate talks offer information, ideas, advice and inspiration.

Noy Thrupkaew: Human trafficking is all around you. This is how it works (18:51)

Behind the everyday bargains we all love — the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet — is a hidden world of forced labor to keep those prices at rock bottom. Noy Thrupkaew investigates human trafficking – which flourishes in the US and Europe, as well as developing countries – and shows us the human faces behind the exploited labor that feeds global consumers.

Kevin Bales: How to combat modern slavery (18:01)

In this moving yet pragmatic talk, Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth. He shares stats and personal stories from his on-the-ground research — and names the price of freeing every slave on earth right now.

Using the Films on Demand (FOD) Database

The Films on Demand (FOD) database contains thousands of films and film clip segments on many topics. Films can be streamed and viewed in their entirety or by segment, making them ideal for presentations. You can create a private and free user account to keep track of favorites and to create playlists. Only STLCC students, faculty and staff have access to Films on Demand.

You can search Films on Demand by using keywords in the search box, and then choosing one of these three options: film title, segment or transcript . You can also navigate FOD by topic. Try a keyword search for human trafficking and also for sex trafficking


Films on Demand and other databases offered by STLCC Libraries are accessible from any campus computer and by logging into the database from off campus (help in connecting from home).

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