In an effort to acknowledge Washington, D.C.’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month, next week Showtime will be premiering Redlight, a documentary that sheds light on the illegal sex trade market in Southeast Asia.

Showtime announced the news today, stating that the documentary, which is narrated by Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels), “exposes the horrors of the illegal sex trade market in Southeast Asia.” In addition to narrating the documentary, Liu is also one of the producers.

The subject of human trafficking and people of any age being forced into prostitution is pretty horrific. It should be interesting to see how this documentary approaches the subject.

Below is some information Showtime released on the documentary.

Filmed over a four-year period, REDLIGHT focuses on the personal, real-life stories of Cambodian children who are victims of human trafficking and two courageous advocates for change: grass-roots activist Somaly Mam and politician Mu Sochua. Both have since been nominated for the Noble Peace Prize. Juxtaposing between gritty footage smuggled out of brothels and harrowing testimonials, REDLIGHT follows several current and former child sex slaves as they struggle to regain entry into Cambodian society or attempt to bring their perpetrators to justice, while others tragically return to their lives of prostitution – either willingly or by force.


Redlight will premiere on Thursday, September 9th on Showtime.

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