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Teen-created machinima dramatizes child sex trafficking

Today our 15 teen machinimatographers in Global Kids' Virtual Video Project publicly premiered their film "Discovered" before an audience of their peers, parents, teachers, and supporters at the Sony Wonder Theater in Manhattan.  It was great seeing their work on the big screen and then watching them explain to the audience their process from conception to final cut.

When I heard that our teens had selected child sex trafficking as the subject of their short film, I frankly was worried.  How would they explore such a serious and sensitive subject using the still rather crude tools of Second Life machinima?  I shouldn't have been worried.  Our teen filmmakers did an amazing job treating the subject matter respectfully and maturely, while also creating an engaging story.

I hope their work moves and inspires you as much as it has effected me.

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