The Wrong Light tells the riveting story of a charismatic activist who leads a globally-regarded anti-trafficking NGO in Northern Thailand that provides shelter and education to young girls rescued from brothels. But as the filmmakers embed themselves at the shelter and meet the young girls and their families, discrepancies begin to emerge. As the filmmakers embark in a quest for the truth while keeping the girls safe, the heroic tale takes a shocking turn and uncovers a dark side of child advocacy behind the trafficking headlines.
The Wrong Light explores the exploitation and misrepresentation of young girls in Thailand. The outreach and engagement work will explore the broader issues of exploitation and lack of transparency at all levels of the global aid system. The campaign will support a shift in how journalists, the wider media, non-profit organizations, individual donors, fundraisers, decision-makers in the global aid and development industry, and documentary filmmakers understand and work towards narrative authenticity and integrity.
WINNER Grand Prize NJ Films Section Montclair Film Festival
Official Selection 40th Cleveland International Film Festival
Official Selection 40th Atlanta Film Festival
Official Selection Louisiana International Film Festival
Atlanta Fim Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Winner Montclair Film Festival Grande Prize NJ Film Competition
Louisiana International Film Festival
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Director of Photography
Chris Tuss, Matt Cascella