• The Documentary

  • Behind our world-famous beaches, tourist attractions and sunny suburbs lies an alarming secret: Tampa Bay is a hotbed for human trafficking. Men, women and children are forced against their will to serve in the sex trade, domestic servitude and agricultural industries. They are bought, sold and discarded in our own community, making Florida the third-highest ranked state in the nation for this fast-growing crime. Join us for an in-depth look at this crisis with TOO CLOSE TO HOME, a WEDU documentary on human trafficking in Tampa Bay. Local law enforcement, service providers and citizens are creating a grass roots movement to help combat this form of modern-day slavery.
  • A companion to the documentary, TOO CLOSE TO HOME: A Roundtable Discussion, delves further into specific local efforts to help human trafficking victims in Tampa Bay. The issues of safe housing, public health, funding and state legislation will be addressed to recognize the special needs of victims and educate the community on the many ways it can help.
  • Photos from the TOO CLOSE TO HOME Premiere

  • 9/12/13 at Tampa Theatre:
  • Click the arrows to browse, or view the photo gallery on Flickr.
  • Premiere event was sponsored by Tampa Theatre
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Sponsor – JLT
Web project sponsored by:
The Junior League of Tampa
Sponsor – AFM
Documentary underwritten by:
Allegany Franciscan Ministries
Sponsor – TT (hidden)
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