[dropcap]A[/dropcap] couple of weeks ago, at the behest of our youngest daughter, we spent a rainy evening at Middle Tennessee State University. The purpose was to see a screening of the documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. From the website:
Regardless of nationality, victims are systematically stripped of their identity, battered into gruesome submission, and made to perform humiliating sexual acts on up to 40 strangers every night. Most are held in dingy apartments and brothels, forced to take heavy doses of illegal drugs, and monitored very closely. Victims are often thrown into such ghastly oppression at 13 years old. Some are abducted outright, while others are lured out of poverty, romantically seduced, or sold by their families.
Nefarious, Merchant of Souls, is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends in modern sex slavery. From the very first scene, Nefarious ushers you into the nightmare of sex slavery that hundreds of thousands experience daily. You’ll see where slaves are sold (often in developed, affluent countries), where they work, and where they are confined. You’ll hear first-hand interviews with real victims and traffickers, along with expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders.
I cannot stress enough the importance of this documentary and how strongly I recommend seeing it. If you can, consider hosting a screening of Nefarious.