Sanlaap North America - Human Trafficking

My role: Producer

Sanlaap North America works to rescue, shelter and empower women and girls who have been kidnapped or sold by their families into the red light districts of urban India. SNA provides medical care, emotional therapy, education, vocational training, life skills, and job placement to the women and girls. As part of the vocational training program, the women craft jewelry which is sold on zesa.org, and receive 100% of the proceeds.

In January 2014, we partnered with SNA's founder Sindhura Sarikonda, and we produced two short documentary films about SNA's transformational program in Kolkata, India, in partnership with supremely talented DP Jacob Ryan Hamilton. SNA provides medical care, emotional therapy, education, vocational training, life skills, and job placement to the women and girls. As part of the vocational training program, the women craft jewelry which is sold on zesa.org, and receive 100% of the proceeds.

After the release of the two films, Sindhura was nominated for the Forbes' 30 Social Entrepreneurs Under 30 list, as well as a Classy Award for Child's Rights. The films are showcased on the organization's website and are being used to raise funds and awareness for SNA’s continued work to end human trafficking. You can learn more about Sanlaap North America at: http://www.sanlaapna.org/

PROJECT TEAM
Angie Gontaruk - Producer

Margaux Joffe - Creative Director  

Jacob Ryan Hamilton - Director & Editor

Sindhura Sarikonda - Founder, Sanlaap North America