“I AM JANE DOE” TAKES ON TONY ORTEGA of VILLAGE VOICE BACKPAGE
Mother Opens Up About Finding Her Missing 14-Year-Old Daughter In the Escort Section Of Classified Ad Website Backpage.
A mother has spoken out after finding her missing teenage daughter being sex trafficked on classified advertising website, Backpage. The adult classifieds section of the Village Voice.
Kubiiki Pride’s 14-year-old daughter had been missing for nine months in 2009 until one night she found the girl while scrolling on the ‘escorts’ section.
Pride said she had been up at 4.30am desperately searching for her daughter when she made the discovery.
After finding her daughter’s picture among other listings, Pride has opened up about ‘one of the most painful experiences’ she has faced, saying her daughter is ‘still broken’.
The documentary filmmaker Mary Mazzio interviewed some of the more than a hundred thousand American children who are being trafficked. Both Pride and her daughter are interviewed.
I will continue to be at every theater opening through April 2017.
I AM JANE DOE chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the Village Voice.
Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of other mothers, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer.
It is a gut-wrenching human story and fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America.
I am Jane Doe (and/or Backpage – The Aftermath)
ABOUT THE FILM
“a gripping legal thriller” – Esquire
“a powerful call to action” – The Los Angeles Times
“a viscerally emotional case” – The Washington Post
“especially impressive… a powerful piece of work” – Elle
“striking… powerful” – The Film Journal
50% of all profits will be donated to organizations which serve Jane Doe children
Dates previewed thus far
OPENED IN SELECT AMC THEATERS
New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Boston, Seattle, Philadephia
OPENED IN PHOENIX AZ
Harkins Theater – Camelview at Fashion Square 14
OTHER CITIES – SEE DATES PAGE
If you wish to host a screening, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reviews and Press
You can watch the entire film here:
Will be streaming on Netflix shortly.
Backpage “exists solely so that people can freely express themselves—sometimes in ways that make other people uncomfortable. We’re First Amendment extremists that way. Always have been.” Tony Ortega
What a crafty way to describe your occupation as a digital pimp. Profiting off the misery of women and children.