Cannes Lions

Used Cars

THE SANCTUARY PROJECT, Austin / THE SANCTUARY PROJECT / 2019

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Overview

Background

Human trafficking is growing in small cities in towns all over the United States. Women are no longer held in bondage through chains, but through drug addiction. Human trafficking in particular has exploded in numbers in the state of Texas, where this film was shot, and where The Sanctuary Project is located. When women are rescued from human trafficking in the United States, there are no real known programs available that teach them new job skills. The Sanctuary Project was founded by Holly Christine Hayes - a woman rescued from human trafficking and had no opportunity for a good paying job in life after trafficking. She discovered that many women run into this same problem. So she started The Sanctuary Project - the first Survivor-run organization in the United States to offer job training and placement for women who have come out of the horrors of human trafficking.

Execution

Two men negotiate the price of what we believe to be a used car.