Betrayed

Many of us look forward to marriage, to finding that special someone we can share our lives with. The Hmong girls of northern Vietnam share the same dream: only for these girls, courtship can be a game of life or death – or worse. Over the past weeks,...

Surviving

In the West, we’re raised with the idea that we can be anything we want to be, and do anything we want to do with our lives. For the Hmong girls of Vietnam, this is an alien concept: the options facing them in life are generally few and miserable. Hundreds and...

One more time

For the inexperienced, crowdfunding looks like free money. It’s really not. Our current campaign to complete ‘Sisters For Sale’ and combat human trafficking crisis in Vietnam has taken months of work. It’s been a physically and emotionally...
Anatomy of an abduction

Anatomy of an abduction

Last week I wrote about the Hmong custom of marriage by abduction, which features in our forthcoming feature documentary, ‘Sisters For Sale’. Marriage by abduction is a violent tradition which permits a Hmong man to kidnap a girl or young woman of his...
Marriage by abduction

Marriage by abduction

I’ve spent the past 3.5 years working on ‘Sisters For Sale’, our powerful feature documentary to raise awareness of the global human trafficking crisis.  ‘Sisters For Sale’ focuses on some teenaged Hmong friends from Vietnam, who are...

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