She Has a Name is based on real events from 2008 when on the Thai border an abandoned storage container with 121 trafficked victims were found, 54 of them dead.
Starring Eugenia Yuan (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sword of Destiny, Memoirs of A Geisha), Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine, Hawaii Five-O, New York’s Teresa Ting (Orange is the New Black), Gil Bellows (Shawshank Redemption & Ally McBeal), Deborah Fennelly (Red Oaks), Vanessa Toh (Rojak, Incredible Tales & Crimewatch), Vancouver based Holly Pillsbury, and up-and-coming star Giovanni Mocibob.
The film shines a light on just a few of the 2 million children the UN reports are exploited in the commercial sex trade each year. Only 1% are ever rescued. In the UK alone, Ministers estimate there are between 10,000 & 13,000 victims of modern day slavery, with only 1% of of those enslaved given the chance of seeing their exploiter brought to justice. Additionally, up to 34% of victims of slavery are estimated to be re-trafficked (Moderndayslavery.co.uk).
At launch, 20% of the proceeds from the film will go directly to support global anti-trafficking agencies to help victims
Kevin Hyland, OBE, Anti-slavery Commissioner said: ‘She Has A Name’ creatively captures the horror of human trafficking while captivating the hearts of viewers. Trafficking and slavery impact millions around the world; this film paints a clear picture of this, bravely illustrating the brutal reality that so many face. It is a film of depth and detail, honestly portraying how countless people lose life and liberty to ruthless criminals. I hope to see this film engage the public in a new way, so that together, we can see an end to this evil trade.
She Has a Name was produced by Donna Abraham, Shari Aspinall, Andrew Kooman, Daniel Kooman and Matthew Kooman. It is an adaptation of critically acclaimed stage play by Andrew Kooman, who also wrote the screenplay. The film features songs by UK band New Portals.