Reclaim: Freedom Beyond Rescue is an in-depth look at survivors of HUMAN trafficking and their hopes and challenges post-rescue.

 
 

 

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It's impossible to do this project on our own, and that's where we need you! Your donations will go towards screening and distribution costs, helping us to get the film into as many hands as possible.

How does each revolution start? One friend talking to another friend, talking to another friend, talking to another friend...you get the point. Help us out, and share the cause with friends, family, and coworkers!

 
 

Rescue is a process, not a one-time event.

The story we often hear tells us what led to someone being trafficked and what their exploitation was like, but the rest of the story goes untold.

Reclaim: Freedom Beyond Rescue is a documentary filled with stories of hope and strength as told through interviews with survivors and experts in survivor care asking questions that broaden our understanding of life beyond trafficking.
 


 
 

Holly Austin-Smith

Try to understand what that person has been through. If you have a 14 year old girl in front of you who says “I want to be out here on the streets prostituting”...How much do you think that girl has been through to think that that’s a better way of life?
 

The goal of the film is to deconstruct the stereotypes surrounding survivors of trafficking and the experiences they have had. So often the story is told to represent a small yet dramatic portion of what survivors experience, but that representation is not accurate in telling the full story. Trafficking can happen to anyone, and is not based on economic status, gender, age, or race.


 
 

ANDREA VALENCIA-BAILEY

Survivors can often be seen as the oppressed and run down, but weakness is not in their middle name. Strength is what they’re built of.
 

This film is not focused on telling the horrors of trafficking, though those are very real and we are glad that story is being told by others. However, Reclaim seeks to show the hope and strength of those who are on the other side of trafficking and can tell their stories of rescue, recovery, growth, change, hope, and the aspects that we don't usually see in the media. Survivors are so much more than the labels we have put on them and the box they are put in because of their experiences. We hope to help others see those attributes and value them for who they are, not what they have been through. 


 
 

"Brittany"

That’s what hope is for me. It’s the fact that I get to wake up every day and live my life the way I want to live it.