Stacey Dooley Investigates: Child Sex Trafficking In Cambodia (1×60′) – Stacey Dooley, one of the stars of the hit BBC Three series, Blood, Sweat And T-Shirts and her follow-up series Stacey Dooley Investigates, returns with two new moving and insightful documentaries exploring the issue of child exploitation.
Stacey Dooley travels to Cambodia, where an estimated third of the country’s 80,000 sex workers are under 18, to investigate under-age sex trafficking.
Her journey begins in the capital’s red light district, where thousands of young girls are thought to be working. Here she sees how these youngsters are paraded in front of local Cambodian men in the capital’s bars. Stacey also meets a young girl who tells how she was trafficked when she was just 12 years old. Now 18, she agrees to take Stacey on a trip back to the street brothels and gangland areas where sex is the only commodity that’s recognised.
Stacey sees for herself how poverty is driving adults to sell their own children into this horrific underworld, from which it is hard to recover. But she also sees how, with the help of charity workers, it is possible for these girls to lift themselves out of the mire and start a new life.
Producer: Ricochet Productions
TX: Autumn 2010