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A drama based on the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska police officer who was recruited by the United Nations for DynCorp International to work with the peacekeepers in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1999. While there, she discovered a Bosnian sex trafficking ring, serving and facilitated by DynCorp employees, with international peacekeepers looking the other way. Bolkovac was fired and forced out of the country after attempting to shut down the ring. She took the story to BBC News in the UK and won a wrongful dismissal lawsuit against DynCorp.
The film is gritty, hard-hitting and in places, horrific, when it portrays the lives of the trafficked women. Some parts of the film are difficult to watch, especially the squalid living conditions, forced kidnapping, routine beatings, and even murder.
It’s Happening Right Here unveils the truth that sex trafficking can happen in every community in the U.S.. Awareness about online grooming, sextortion, and trafficking, along with preventative tools, are examined through interviews with law enforcement, technology experts, and survivors. Despite the darkness of this crime, hope can be found in the organizations fighting to end trafficking and those sharing their experiences to protect others.
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Production company: AVVA Productions
Writer: Kaden Green, Nick Lee
Director: Kaden Green
1st AD: Adrian Varon
Casting: Kaden Green
Editor: Adrian Varon