The true story of how human sex trafficking happens in the United states of America
"I thought HE LOVED ME.....
I WAS WRONG."
This is THE FILM EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE
This film was created to passionately tell the stories of countless victims that have been trapped, bought, and sold into the underground world of human sex trafficking. Witness the signs, the terror, & manipulation that this business entails. Watch out for your loved ones, your family, your children. Watch Ring of Silence.
- Director Nicole Bowers Wallace
"You can sell a T-shirt once....a human can be sold 20 times. Every night."
In 2016, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 6 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims.
Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking Hotline, operated by Polaris, has received reports of 22,191 sex trafficking cases inside the United States.
The Urban Institute examined what they called "the underground sex economy," which includes sex trafficking, of eight U.S. cities in 2014.
HER STORIES! FOUR FLINT PHILANTHROPISTS FUND FILM ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
"....I initially believed the Hollywood version of the problem: A victim is kidnapped off the street and whisked away to a faraway land and sold into slavery. While that world is indeed an unfortunate sector of this very lucrative business...."
BREAKING SILENCE! AREA WOMEN USE FILM TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
"As she steps off her high school bus, the dread returns. There he is. Parked on the street. Waiting for her. The man drives her to another location. A dismal house where heavy, dark curtains hang in every window. They hide the violent acts that are committed against her body and soul. In this place, dangerous men constantly come and go. Waiting for their turn to abuse.
This sinister scourge – human trafficking – is the fastest growing........"
MOVIE FILMED IN GENESEE COUNTY RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING DEBUTS - NBC25
"...Hundreds came to see the debut for Ring of Silence. It's shown through the lens of a 17-year-old girl. She falls in love with an older man, eventually leading her to the world of sex trafficking. Michigan State Police Detective Trooper Amy Belanger says that's often how it happens.
Belanger works with Flushing Township Police Chief Brian Fairchild on the Genesee County Human Trafficking Task Force. He hopes this movie sheds light on the signs parents and teens should look for.
“Change in behavior, change in attitude, a sudden lack of attention in school and distancing not wanting you to know whom they're dating,” Fairchild said...."