Than Gold (2003)
Child trafficking involves the transportation and exploitation of over a million unwilling victims every year, often for sex work or hazardous, illegal labour.
False promises of education and a better future are made, but the children and their families are frequently unaware of the real fate that awaits the victims.
Thousands of children are trafficked to the UK every year, mainly from
West Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Presented by Robbie Williams,
this hard-hitting film highlights the chilling horror of organised
child trafficking as part of UNICEF UK's End Child Exploitation
Robbie describes the film as
"short, but definitely not sweet", and narrates a poem by Simon
Armitage that uses the exotic fruit trade as a metaphor for the sale of
UNICEF is urging the UK
government to introduce legislation to provide specialist care and
protection for victims of trafficking, including safe houses across the
country, counselling and education.