INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS
THE TURN OUT
A Story to Stop Sex Trafficking
*courtesy of inplainsightfilm.com and Polaris
In a small town in Southern Appalachia, a trucker must decide if he will stand up and take action against sex trafficking at his truckstop. The Turn Out melds the testimony and talents of sex trafficking survivors, anti-trafficking activists, and truckers with the work of film professionals to create an unflinching docu-drama of moral dilemma and personal connection in the local landscape of Glouster, Ohio, Athens County, and Mineral Wells, West Virginia.
80% of sex trafficking victims are women and girls
50% of these females are minors
90% of prostituted women have been physically abused as children
44% of these survivors estimated that they were 17 or younger.
Real People. Real Stories.
Written & filmed with survivors & truckers
“My grandmother was sold at a local truckstop from the time she was 12 until she turned 18 and became an adult … your movie hit me hard. It was as if I was watching my grandmother on that screen.”
– Jessica Graham, Survivor’s Ink