You are now logged in. Forgot your password? In filmmaker Megan Griffiths debuted Eden , the tale of "underage women conscripted into sexual slavery by a criminal enterprise from which there is seemingly no escape," as The New York Times review described it. We imagine this kind of crime flourishing in the shadows of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
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The nightmare of human sex trafficking was famously exposed in the film Eden , wherein a Korean-American high school student is kidnapped and forced into a life of sexual slavery along with dozens, or even hundreds, of other young women. The based-on-a-true-story narrative uncovered and explored a " horrible underworld " according to reviews, raising awareness about a scourge of exploitation targeting the innocent. There was only one problem: The film was a lie. There was not, in fact, a massive kidnapping ring dragooning New Mexico teens into sexual slavery.
Eden Abduction of Eden is a American drama film about human trafficking. It was directed by Megan Griffiths , who co-wrote the screenplay with Richard B. It was inspired by the story of Chong Kim, who claims that she was kidnapped and sold into a domestic human trafficking ring in the mid s. In , the non-profit organization Breaking Out claimed they had investigated Kim's story and concluded it was false and aimed to defraud charitable organizations.