Lost Girls (SHORTS)
INNOCENCE ISN'T LOST; IT'S STOLEN
Our first film, Lost Girls, is a 20-minute short film about a trafficker and her victim. It tells the story of how Kara, a glamorous older girl wins the attention of Marisol, an impressionable teenager, befriends her, and then betrays her in a most shocking manner.
However, when Kara sees that Marisol finds beauty in her that she thought she had lost, she finally has the courage to confront her inner demons and reclaim her identity.
This film shows a story of seduction, betrayal, and stolen innocence, whilst examining the persistent effects of the cycle of abuse.
LOST GIRLs: MARISOL
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR CHILD WERE TRAFFICKED?
The shorter version of Lost Girls is Lost Girls: Marisol, and it hones in on the perspective of a different character. It a 15-minute film that showcases the struggle of Mrs. Sanchez, a single mother working two jobs to give her daughter Marisol the best education and opportunities. As a result, Mrs. Sanchez is not able to be fully present to or understand the needs of a teenager coming of age.
This leaves Marisol vulnerable to the machinations of Kara, a glamorous older girl, who befriends her and then betrays her. The distraught Mrs. Sanchez has to gather her inner strength and faith to fight to get her daughter back. And Marisol in turn must find her courage and the faith that her mother has instilled in her to carry herself through her horrible predicament.
When the two are finally reunited, we know that a newfound appreciation between mother and daughter will evolve, and that Marisol clearly understands that all that glitters is not gold.