#BoysToo are trafficked

Hi, my name is Malinda, and I am raising funds for a documentary on the human trafficking/exploitation of boys. Every day across the globe, thousands of youth are bought and sold like a pair of socks. Of those thousands, 40% are BOYS. The problem is that most of us have no idea where or how this happens.
You walk by them almost every day. They are in our cities, neighborhoods and schools. We look at them but never really see them.
Human trafficking has been in the news A LOT the past year. We hear about the girls, and while this also needs attention, boys are forgotten in the messaging.
As a filmmaker, mother, grandmother and human, I strive to make the world a better place and communities safer and happier. I was introduced to Bob Williams and Bob's House of Hope late last year. I was then introduced to the horrific numbers of males being trafficked and, even more appalling, the lack of services, safe places to go and discussion around this.
#BoysToo will dive deep into the subject, uncovering where and why these boys are in the shadows. The film aims to educate those who have direct contact with those trafficked or at high risk, increase available resources for those who are recovered from traffickers and push for change in our current social services system.
The film's budget is $270.000 in total. The budgeted amount will cover filming, paying crew, editing and distribution. As the director/producer, I am determined to see this film to completion and in front of those who need to see it, but I need your help! Film making, even digital, is costly. There are people to pay, equipment to rent or buy and locations to secure. So I am asking for your help. From now until August 15th I am looking to raise $20,000.
With these funds, we will be able to film part of the dramatizations needed to share the stories of trafficked boys. Every dollar will go to filming! Those who donate $500 or more will have their names in the credits. =)

Film-making is a collaborative team sport =) and I am assembling a team of extremely talented and experienced group to bring this project to life.  Adam J. Minnick is amazing behind a camera and has been the Cinematographer for many feature films. Dimitri Nzerem has worked on many sets on the production side of films and has a great ideas of how to get things done timely and safely.  Beyond the production side, connecting with those who have either lived through or have great knowledge and insight in the subject such as Chris Bates, a survivor,  Steven Procopio, member of the UN Global Trafficking Task Force, Bob Williams, Founder of Bob's House of Hope, and Landon Dickeson, Executive Director for Bob's House of Hope.  And then there is me, Malinda Baum, a film-maker with passion and a drive to make the world a better place. While my experience in film is eclectic this is not my first film or documentary, but is my first feature. I have worked on both the production and creative sides of film, and have had jobs in the past, such as firefighter/paramedic, that give me a drive to complete things and a different view of the world. My past allows me to compartmentalize the subject emotionally and be objective about what I am working on.

So, please, help me help the boys =) Be a shining light into their darkness.


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Malinda Baum 
Liberty Hill, TX

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