The inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will in Ohio. An investigation of labor trafficking exposes a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, companies profiting from forced labor, and the US government’s role.
FRONTLINE: Trafficked in America Trafficked in America investigates how teenagers from Central America were smuggled into the U.S. by traffickers who promised them jobs and a better life - only to force them to live and work in virtual slavery to pay off their debt.
This documentary shines new light on a labor trafficking case in which Guatemalan teens were forced by a third-party contractor to work against their will at Trillium Farms in Ohio, a major egg producer. The investigative team exposes a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, the companies who profited from their forced labor, and how U.S. government policies and practices helped to deliver some teens directly to their traffickers.
Gripping and revealing, Trafficked in America presents a rare look inside the hidden reality of labor trafficking in the United States.
Producer: Andres Cediel, Daffodil Altan
Production Company: Investigative Studios
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2018
Host: Daffodil Altan, Abbie VanSickle
Writers: Daffodil Altan, Andres Cediel
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 55 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen