Still photos from a prostitution environment, without any persons pictured, accompany the words from a witness statement to the police. It is a alarming declaration read by a male voice, straight forward and neutral without any attempt to touch the viewer emotionally. The right choice as the text is so strong in content that it touches to hear another trafficking victim come up with her detailed story about her being promised a fine job as a nurse for an old woman in Belgium, just to find out that the job that was waiting for her was prostitution. She flees her window place, and goes back to Bulgaria where the trafficking mafia finds her and makes her object to countless sexual assaults. She goes back to Belgium and reports.
Trafficking testimonies like this are well known in beforehand from newspapers, tv, other documentaries… this is (also) the new Europe, and we should be reminded. The film does its information well.
Belgium, 2009, 19 mins. Shown at Cinéma du Réel 2009: