‘Eden’ no Paradise for Sex Trafficking Victims

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magdamarcella:

My film review of “Eden,” based on the experiences of Chong Kim, starring Jamie Chung, Matt O’Leary, and Beau Bridges, directed by Megan Griffiths and written by Richard B. Phillips. (Originally posted April 3, 2013 on miraclemilegirls)

Originally posted on Miracle Mile Girls:

Last Thursday, I attended (courtesy of Women In Film) the Los Angeles premiere of Eden, a film about human trafficking and sex slavery, directed by Megan Griffiths and written by Richard B. Phillips.

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Eden is a film about Hyun Jae (played superbly by Jamie Chung), an eighteen year old Korean-American who is kidnapped by an extensive human trafficking ring and forced into prostitution. It takes place in in 1994 and is based on the true story of Chong Kim, a former victim of sex slavery who is now an outspoken activist against human trafficking.

Hyun Jae is the shy and sheltered daughter of hard-working Korean immigrants who run a restaurant called “Garden of Eden.” She helps her parents run their business, and her only rebellion is sneaking out in the back to smoke cigarettes. One day, Hyun’s friend Abbie (Tracey Fairaway) convinces her…

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