Sex trafficking is a worldwide epidemic, a tragedy that affects women, men and children. While the movement of sex trafficking has brought large awareness to female victims of trafficking, males have largely been overlooked.
In January of 2014, Restore One Co-Founders Chris & Anna Smith joined forces with Kartal Peel (Film Director) to travel across the country to film BOYS. Through interviews with service care providers, male survivors and those in the field of Abolition, the BOYS documentary brings validity to the truth that males are victims of sex trafficking here in America. It puts human faces and real-life stories on this difficult and growing problem. This film provides an opportunity to gather key community stakeholders, nonprofit organizations and the general public around this important issue with the ultimate goal of seeing more boys identified and helped.
Released in March 2019 (currently for private screenings only), BOYS is the first feature length documentary about male sex trafficking in the United States.