DiscoverThe Traffik ReportEP6: Trafficking in the media: The pop culture episode!
EP6: Trafficking in the media: The pop culture episode!

EP6: Trafficking in the media: The pop culture episode!

Update: 2021-11-26


We promised you something fun for our season finale, so here it is! We kick things off with the Traffik Report Collective playing a round of Karen Campbell’s Movie-Matchup Game: The Trafficking Edition. The Collective also joins us for a  movie review, or take down, of the movie  Taken! We interview collective member, Camilla Ho, about the Children of the Street program and the Youth Arts Engagement Project in BC which showcases how the arts really can be used to bust myths about trafficking. And we share our recommendations on books and movies that are an antidote to trafficking clichés we love to mock.

On this episode (click on Chapters tab to go directly to the following episode segments): 

  • Movie Match-Up: Can you guess what movie title goes with the movie description?
  • Review/critique of Taken and its' trafficking tropes
  • Interview with Camilla Ho on youth arts engagement program

Hosted by Elvira Truglia and Fay Faraday


PLEA Community Services’ Children of the Street program

Youth Art Engagement Project online Gallery 2021

We’ll update the Gallery link when the 2022 art work is available (late spring 2022).

These are some of the books and movies that Traffik Report Collective members recommended. 

Non-Fiction Books:

Jade H. Brooks, The Teen Sex Trade (Formac Publishing, 2017) and Renegade: Teen Sex Trade Part Two (Time Immemorial Publishing, 2021)

Rachel Lloyd, Girls Like Us (HarperCollins, 2012)

TV show: 

The Deuce (HBO, 3 seasons: 2017-2019)


Migrant Dreams, Min Sook Lee, director (2016)


La Nuit Venue (Night Ride), Frédéric Farrucci, director (2019)

Media literacy:

MediaSmarts, Centre for Media and Digital Literacy

If you have other recommendations you’d like to share, send us an email!

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We’re interested in your feedback and how the podcast can help build mutual aid and communities of practice.

We’ll keep building our resource library through our show notes. If you have a helpful resource you would like to share, write to us with your suggestion!

Contact us:

Twitter: @TraffikReport



Credits: This podcast is produced by Elvira Truglia and Fay Faraday. We thank the Canadian Women’s Foundation for their financial support which has made this work possible.


For all those listening to the podcast from coast to coast to coast on Turtle Island, we acknowledge that we are creating this work on the ancestral and unceded territory of all the Inuit, Metis, and First Nations people who call this land home. 









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EP6: Trafficking in the media: The pop culture episode!

EP6: Trafficking in the media: The pop culture episode!

Elvira Truglia & Fay Faraday