The Long Night weaves together the stories of seven people whose lives are forever changed by the sex trafficking of American children.
It’s 2010. Tom and Nacole’s daughter is missing. She ran away from the home they built her. Within 48 hours she’ll be forced into a life of prostitution.
It’s 2007. Lisa is 13 years old and on the streets. She needs to survive. She’ll spend the next six years trying to cope with that decision.
It’s 2005. Andy arrests a girl for the second time. Frustrated, he asks her “Why?” The answer changes his life.
Set in Seattle, Washington, the feature documentary film “The Long Night” gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade. The film weaves together the stories of seven people whose lives are forever changed by domestic minor sex trafficking.
“The Long Night” is not themed to advocate a solution. Instead, it submerges the viewer in Natalie and Lisa’s experience surviving the life; in Tom and Nacole watching their daughter slip out of their hands; in Andy and his fellow police officers, Brian and Joel, trying to create a more just system.
Filmed and directed by award-winning photojournalist Tim Matsui, produced in partnership with MediaStorm and the Alexia Foundation, “The Long Night” is an intimate and visceral testimony to those who have lived this crisis.
WARNING: This film is NOT suitable for children. Please do not bring small children with you. Thank you!