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Jakarta Post

Exposing the red light realities of child prostitutes

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sun, January 31 2010   /  02:32 pm

In 2002, New York lawyer Guy Jacobsen was backpacking around Cambodia. Shocked by an encounter with a child prostitute, Jacobsen was inspired to co-found the Redlight Children's Campaign,a non-profit organization that aims to combat worldwide child sexual exploitation and human trafficking, by decreasing the demand side of the international sex trade through legislation and enforcement while raising awareness utilizing mass media and grassroots outreach. Through its partnership with Priority Films, the Redlight Children's Campaign launched the K11 Project, a trilogy of films that attempts to expose real life experiences of the underage sex trade, all filmed on location in Cambodia. Holly Kosmin attended the British film premiere of Holly, one of the three films, last month, at Prince Charles Cinema in London. It's a strange twist of fate that I share my name with Holly, a film ...