Human Trafficking is a television miniseries about an agent going undercover to stop an organization from trafficking people, and shows the struggles of three trafficked women. It premiered in the United States on Lifetime Television on October 24, 2005 and later aired on CityTV in several major Canadian markets. It starred Mira Sorvino, Donald Sutherland, Rémy Girard, and Robert Carlyle.
A 16 year old girl from Ukraine joins a modelling agency seeking a better life in the United States; in South East Asia a 12 year old American girl is on holiday with her parents; in Prague a young mother is swept off her feet by a wealthy businessman. Soon all these women have disappeared.
They are young, vulnerable and have become prey to a dark criminal element specialising in human trafficking - a billion dollar industry where humans are bought and sold for the business of sexual gratification.
It's the job of Kate Morozov, a detective for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to help find the men responsible. From a torture Chamber in the suburbs of New York to the flesh-peddlers of Russia, the hunt is on as the fates of unyielding ICE agents, defenceless victims and their soulless oppressors collide in a shocking conspiracy of global proportions.
- Mira Sorvino - Agent Kate Morozov/Katya Morozova
- Donald Sutherland - Agent Bill Meehan
- Robert Carlyle - Sergej Karpovitj
- Rémy Girard - Viktor Taganov
- Isabelle Blais - Helena Votrubova
- Laurence Leboeuf - Nadya Taganova
- Vlasta Vrana - Tommy
- Céline Bonnier - Sophie
- Mark Antony Krupa - Andrej
- Lynne Adams - Ellen Baker
- David Boutin - Frederick
- Emma Campbell - Samantha Gray
- Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse - Annie Gray
- Michael Sorvino - Mischa Morozov
- Anna Hopkins - Katerina
On May 2, 2006 Muse with the permission of Lifetime network released a DVD of the entire mini-series, which also included deleted scenes not shown during the airing. The DVD also includes interviews with some of the cast, interactive resources, and scene selections. The DVD is labeled Not Rated by the MPAA due to enhanced violence of the deleted scenes.
Awards and nominations
- Best Actress In A TV Movie or Mini-Series: Mira Sorvino(Nominated)
- Best Actor In A TV Movie or Mini-Series: Donald Sutherland (Nominated)
Human Trafficking has been nominated for three Emmy Awards, one in Creative Arts for Best Music and two for Primetime
- Best Actor In A TV Mini-Series: Donald Sutherland
- Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series: Robert Carlyle.
Human Trafficking also won 3 Gemini Awards:
- Best Dramatic Mini-Series (Michael Prupas, Christian Duguay, Irene Litinsky)
- Best Costume Design (Marianne Carter)
- Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Dramatic Program or Series (Guy Lalande)
It was nominated for 2 other Gemini Awards:
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series (Isabelle Blais)
- Best Sound in a Dramatic Program (Michel B. Bordeleau, Natalie Fleurant, Louis Gignac, Hans Peter Strobl)
- UN.GIFT - Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking
- Human Trafficking at the Internet Movie Database
- Link and trailer
- related campaign link