#BoysToo are trafficked

Shining a light into the darkness of human trafficking…
They live in darkness. They have lost all hope. They are living in hell.
You encounter them on street corners or at bus stops. They live in your neighborhood, go to the schools in your town - 
But you often don’t realize who they are! 
These children, these boys are victims of human trafficking.


The Film
#BoysToo is an important feature documentary that explores the heinous crime of human trafficking of boys. It looks at the inadequate services available to these young victims and sheds light on the misguided opinion that only girls/women can suffer from this atrocity and not boys/men. 

#BoysToo will explore the subject through interviews with survivors, advocates and frontline personnel.  The boy's stories will be dramatizations to keep them safe from their traffickers and ensure their anonymity in the future. #BoysToo wants to ensure that these brave men and boys can move forward on their terms without this past hindering them in any way.

Bob Williams at the Texas State Capital announcing the 70-city billboard campaign, March 2022 (photo by Malinda Baum)

About the movement:

In 2022 we produced a short film that was used for the 2022 Ignite Hope fundraiser for Bob’s House of Hope.
You can watch it here:  #BoysToo

Denton County Sheriff shares how he learned about the trafficking of boys, in his area and worldwide.

Watch it here:  Denton County Sheriff

Directors Statement

My mission, as a director, filmmaker, mother and grandmother, is driven by my desire to serve those that are the most susceptible to being trafficked, to shed light on tragedies that we can work together to avoid, to help them see their worth, and their beauty BEFORE a trafficker grooms them for a tragic life. 

I also deeply desire to train the individuals who work with boys who are the most at risk, to identify the signs and symptoms of a young boy being groomed, and to stop the trafficking before it even begins. Both education and service are the two pillars of my mission for #BoysToo. 

It wasn't until I had the honor and privilege of meeting Bob Williams, founder and CEO of Bob's House of Hope in late 2021, that I learned of the dark and chilling truth that boys are also being trafficked.

I was devastated to find out through further research, education, and personal experiences that human trafficking knows no boundaries when it comes to race, religion or socio-economic position. It can be found everywhere - in the USA and globally - and perpetrators can be anyone, including women.

That's when the guilt set in... Had I overlooked any victims of trafficking during my years working as a firefighter/paramedic? How many had I dropped off at the ER or turned over to the police who needed a safe place and someone to care for them? It was then that I realized how little training exists on the trafficking and sexual assault of men - if any.

I HAD to do something, so I used the skills I have to begin the journey of making #BoysToo, a documentary aimed at raising awareness about this horrific issue. I hope that through this film, I will be able to help people recognize and prevent more cases of human trafficking.

Growing up, I heard the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child”. While the village is ever-changing, I believe this concept to be true at its core.  Would you band together with me to be a part of the village whose mission is to keep them safe?

Thank you for your interest in #BoysToo. We hope to bring together first responders, medical staff, teachers, caregivers, and policymakers to create awareness, education and services. Shining a light into the darkness that is the trafficking of boys. 

Impact Goals

The social impact campaign mission is to shine a light into the darkness that is the trafficking of Boys through these goals:
1.    Organizing Tool: Support the work of organizations leading campaigns to educate and recover/reclaim the lives of boys who have been trafficked
2.    Education:  Reframe the narrative around trafficking to include boys.  
3.    Raise funds: Funds are needed, both for those organizations with boots on the ground and for the film project to be completed. 
4.    Film Festival participation to raise awareness
5.    Partner with influencers in schools, first responders and youth organizations.
6.    National or PBS broadcast.

Partnership Goals

We are seeking partners who are looking to:
1.    Keep our children safe and recover those who have already fallen victim to trafficking.
2.    Lead, amplify, or participate in virtual events: Invite influencers, movement folks, scholars, and thought leaders to partner with us around virtual events to reframe human trafficking.
3.    Find creative ways to collaborate in ending trafficking for boys
4.    Firefighters, Fire Departments, Emergency Medical Services(Including ERs) and those who serve and work with them.

Texas Senator Jane Nelson speaking at the Texas Capital about the human trafficking of boys and the billboard campaign. (Photo by Malinda Baum)

Partnership Opportunities

1. Share the film 
Follow and/or tag us:

Facebook: BoystootheMovie
YouTube:  #BoysToo
Instagram: #BoysToo
LinkedIn:  #BoysToo
Join our newsletter: #BoysTooTheMovie
Click here for a short video produced for the 2022 Ignite Hope Gala, a fundraiser for Bob’s House of Hope:  #BoysToo

2. Host a Fundraising event featuring a screening of the trailer 
By hosting a screening you will join a national network of organizations dedicated to educating and eradicating trafficking through the use of the film!

Request a screening here

3. Share what you are working on with us!
We are here to be a resource for you and your work and want to spread the word about what you’re working on so we can amplify your work to our audience (via the film’s social media, newsletter, etc.)

Contact us here to share! 

Be a shining light

Help #BoysToo spread the word through film. Donate, share and have conversations about #BoysToo with others.  

All donors will receive credit in the film.

Thank you!

Common Questions
1.    Are the filmmakers available to speak at my event?
Yes. Complete this screening request form.

2.    How long is the film?
The finished feature film is estimated to be between 75 and 100 minutes.

3.    May I share this?
Yes! Absolutely. Please feel free to share this with any of your trusted allies and partners who might be able to use the film to strengthen their work.


Have questions? Just want to say hello? 

Write to Malinda Baum, Impact Producer: [email redacted]

Want to chat, schedule a quick call here.

Thank you!!

Let's put an end to the human trafficking of boys, giving the above statement a hollow voice. Be a shining light!


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