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Photography by Carrie See

Shine a Light on HUMAN TRAFFICKING By Irene Marshall Set photoaphy by Mike Yuen Thousand Oaks residents Janet Craig and her husband,

this crime end,” explains Craig, an accomplished ac-

Doug Grossman, illuminate the growing problem of sex

tress, writer, and director. “Filmmaking is my work and

trafficking both here and abroad in their upcoming film,

passion, so I began working five years ago to make a

The Hotline Movie ( This fictional

feature. Our goal is to ignite others into action to help

story about one suburban family’s emotional upheaval

fight trafficking and reach a global audience.”

after their foster daughter is abducted and forced into human trafficking, concerns an all too real subject.

This film was inspired, in part, by the couple’s personal experiences as foster parents and work with the

Human trafficking continues to take place right in our

homeless on Skid Row in Los Angeles. They’ve recently

own backyards in Ventura and Los Angeles counties

joined forces with RaisingHOPE, Inc., who’ve signed on

and beyond. “This multi-billion dollar business rivals drugs

as producers. Janet and Doug, a Sr. Vice President

and arms dealing as one of the world’s top three organ-

at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, hope their

ized crimes,” note the filmmakers.

film will bring the subject even more into the main-

After listening to a trafficked victim at a Forever Found event, the couple wanted to do something to help. “I wanted others to hear her story and join me in making

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stream and provide additional support for such vital organizations as Forever Found and ZOE International. They are also raising funds for the film via Indiegogo at n

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