Trade of Innocents

In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man to use her. Alex, a human trafficking investigator plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child. Claire, Alexs wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls. She, and Alex both still are dealing with their grief of losing a child years earlier. As both of them struggle in their own way to overcome the pain of their past and realities of child exploitation where they now live and work, they find themselves being pulled together into the lives of local neighborhood girls, whose freedom and dignity are threatened.

Cast

Starring

Dermot Mulroney
Mira Sorvino
John Billingsley

Co-Starring

Sahajak Boonthanakit
Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul
Vithaya Pansringarm
Tanapol Chuksrida
Deedee Kumphasee

Crew

Producer

Jim Schmidt

Director

Christopher Bessette

Executive Producer

Laurie Bolthouse
William Bolthouse
Dave Ross

Cinematographer

Philip Hurn

Editor

Diane Brunjes Robb

Production Facilitator

Charles Salmon

Companies

Production Companies

Dean River Productions
Thai Occidental Productions

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