Caged Innocents goes inside two brothels in Mumbai, India to uncover stories from three women who’ve been subjected to human trafficking and sex slavery.
Writer/director: Nina Bains
Co-producers: Nina Bains, Karim Ayari
“Writing this film was one thing, but then having to seek out and meet with [the people who’ve lived through these experiences] was the most heart-wrenching experience of my life.
1.5 million men, women and children go missing every year to be sold for mere dollars into the largest brothels of the world. It’s heartbreaking to hear these stories and even more heartbreaking to share them knowing very little will happen to help these [people].”
About Nina Bains
Nina Bains was born and raised in Toronto but later moved to Ottawa where she discovered a niche market for film and entertainment.
Her exposure to Indian and North American films drove her to seek out foreign films from around the world. And she has travelled the world connecting with people whose stories need to be heard.
Most recently she spent time (undercover) in the world’s largest brothel in India talking to sex workers and trafficked women for her directorial debut Caged Innocents.
Nina is the founder and executive of the Ottawa International Film Festival. Her work as a producer/director has allowed Nina to provide professional experiences for film enthusiasts. From the conceptualization of an idea to the birth of it, Nina sees a project through to its end and then more. The bolder the idea, the more exciting it is to her.
“Everyone and everything has a story to be told and, no matter how difficult it is to tell, sometimes you just have to tell it the way it is.” ~ Nina Bains