The Day My God Died

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The Day My God Died is a feature-length documentary that presents the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex trade. They describe the day they were abducted from their village and sold into sexual servitude as, The Day My God Died.

The film provides actual footage from the brothels of Bombay, known even to tourists as “The Cages,” captured with “spy camera” technology. It weaves the stories of girls, and their stolen hopes and dreams, into an unforgettable examination of the growing plague of child sex slavery.

Through the film we come to know victims such as Gina, sold into sex slavery at age 7 and beaten with sticks and aluminum rods. Anita, lured by a friend then drugged and sold at age 12, was beaten and threatened that she would be buried alive. Girls are gang-raped, beaten and forced to service up to 20 clients a day as they are held in perpetual sexual servitude.

The film also introduces us to the heroes of the movement to abolish child sex slavery – non-profit organizations which rescue and care for former sex slaves. Some victims have emerged to form their own underground railway out of slavery. Maili, trafficked at 19 along with her infant daughter, risks her life to help other girls. We see Jyoti, sold at age12, lead a raid on a brothel resulting in the rescue of seven girls and the arrest of two brothel owners.

Children are the commodity consumed by the voracious and sophisticated international sex trade. Recruiters capture them, smugglers transport them, brothel owners enslave them, corrupt police betray them and customers rape and infect them. Every person in the chain profits except for the girls, who pay the price with their lives. Sexual servitude is a virtual death sentence. During the making of the film, in Bombay alone, 90 new cases of HIV are reported every hour and the girls suffer up to an 80% HIV/AIDS infection rate.

The Day My God Died, 9.6 out of 10 based on 43 ratings

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  • Isabelle

    Had there been a link or an adress or someting I’d given them all my money. Although I have none. However, I’m so happy that life is smiling upon some of the women now. I’m so saddened that the laws of the country don’t work as they should, it also disgusts me that the sex trade laws are the same in my country. 

    • Zennurse

      Maiti Nepal has a website where you can learn more, donate money or purchase some of the items the women are creating like beaded boxes, mobile carriers and silver necklaces.  They are also on facebook.
       
      http://www.maitinepal.org

      Or you can visit http://www.friendsofmaitinepal.org

    • Zennurse

      Maiti Nepal has a website where you can learn more, donate money or purchase some of the items the women are creating like beaded boxes, mobile carriers and silver necklaces.  They are also on facebook.
       
      http://www.maitinepal.org

      Or you can visit http://www.friendsofmaitinepal.org

    • Derekthirlwell62

      Heart breaking , for anyone watching who cares about life ,

  • Jerricathibeau

    wow,  i was so speechless after watching this, i cant believe what these poor girls have been through. i am from Canada, and i didnt realize how luckey i am to not have to worry about it..
    i feel guilty because i wish i could help.

  • Hilary

    This is appalling! It needs to stop! Support this cause, it needs financial support and it’s an incredible cause – these girls have been victimized – beyond belief … they need to be rescued and given the chance to heal and live the rest of their lives free and hopefully happy in the end. Their stories are so shocking and you see that they are slowly healing and have their smiles back; best of all they have support and services in this center. There are so many to be rescued, but each one rescued is a victory. I love the hope message at the end of the movie – there’s always hope, help it grow.

    http://www.maitinepal.org/

  • toots

    as a woman, this program was terribly painful to watch … being born in different circumstances shouldnt dictate loss of innocence and infectiousness of disease  …truly sad