A Story to Stop Sex Trafficking
*courtesy of inplainsightfilm.com and Polaris
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.
Director Pearl Gluck brings life to the haunting reality of sex trafficking victims and survivors in The Turn Out. Set in Southern Appalachia, the film follows Crowbar, a trucker alienated from his family, who encounters an underage prostitute at a local truck stop and discovers that he is an unwitting participant in a sex trafficking ring.
"In 2002, a trucker parked at a travel center in Detroit made a phone call to report his suspicions of two girls being trafficked at his truckstop. He saved the lives of a young girl and her cousin who were kidnapped from Toledo, Ohio, and trafficked across state lines." -Pearl Gluck
Christopher Rattie and NattyLou Race, along with Raven and the Wren, composed and recorded the soundtrack for The Turn Out. The title song "Heaven Spelled Backwards" is performed live here at The Rusty Rail in Mifflinburg, PA.
"...a child advocate told me that one of the most popular names of survivors in the past year was Nevaeh. When I asked her what that meant, she said: 'it's heaven spelled backwards." -Pearl Gluck