The Pink Room follows the journey of Mien and other young girls in the turbulent world of sex slavery that at times seems unfathomable.
Mien grew up in Svay Pak, just eleven kilometers outside the capitol city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a vast and vicious epicenter of child sex slavery. This is a country notoriously renowned for its devastating genocide under the reign of Pol Pot in the 1970’s. After burying over two million of their educated and religious citizens, the children of this horrific era are now the parents. At a young age, Mien enters life in a brothel, and her virginity is sold at a high price. After her innocence is brutally stolen from her, her value becomes less and less with each purchase of her body. She is held captive and raped and sexually tortured twelve hours a day. Even when help is within reach, obstacles that appear too great to conquer squelch her dream of freedom. The Pink Room shows passionate determination in attacking the complex issue of human trafficking with an even more complex and diverse response of rescue, restoration, reintegration and prevention. This is the story of redemption, ordinary people who become unlikely heroes, Cambodians rising up with compassion to take back their country and a town’s process of rebuilding from the inside out. Mien gives hope in the midst of a blinding darkness. In a world where it is estimated that there are over one million children held captive and sexually abused, a flower blooms in the heart of Cambodia.
Girl in rural village outside of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Clayton Butler confronts a pedophile in Svay Pak, Cambodia
Don Brewster greets a girl at the Agape restoration Center
Interview with Don Brewster, Co-Founder of Agape International Missions
Interview with Lisa Slavovsky of International Justice Mission, Cambodia
Interview with Mien, rescued victim of sex slavery
Interview with Ratanak, Children’s Director of Rahab’s House in Svay Pak, Cambodia
A girl in a karaoke club with her number “47” pinned to her shirt