Social Justice Film Recommendations

I am Jane Doe

Via Netflix

This film takes a look at Domestic Sex Trafficking in America.


Via Netflix

This film takes a look at systemic racism in America.

The True Cost 

Via Netflix

This film takes A look  at how our clothes are made.

India’s Daughter

Via Netflix 

The 2012 gang rape and murder of an Indian woman sparked widespread protests in the country that finally forced India to confront a major problem.


Merchant of Souls is the first of three hard-hitting, feature-length documentaries that expose the disturbing trends of modern sex slavery and offer.

Save My Seoul

Via Amazon Prime

A look into massage parlor trafficking in South Korea.

After Spring

With the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. “After Spring” is the story of what happens next.

Fire at Sea

The film is shot on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa during the European migrant crisis, and sets the migrants’ dangerous Mediterranean crossing against a background of the ordinary life of the Islanders.

Made in LA

The Emmy-winning documentary is a story of how three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops take on Forever 21 in a fight for basic labor rights. The film offers a glimpse at the dismal working conditions many immigrants face and the courage it takes to fight back.

Born Into Brothels

This documentary explores the life of children who are born to women in the sex industry in India, and the difference that one photographer makes in their lives.

Which Way Home

A  deep look into the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who have made the dangerous journey to the United States in the hopes of reuniting with family or finding a better future for themselves.

Half The Sky

This film takes on the central moral challenge of the 21st century: the oppression of women and girls worldwide, and how we can begin to empower women living in poverty.

Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County

Via Netflix

This film turns the lens on the Orange County we rarely see: struggling families who cannot afford rent so they are stuck in a cycle of living in residential motels.

Children of the Underground

This documentary is a brutal look into what happens when orphans in Eastern Europe age out of the system or run away from institutions. It provides a startling context to the orphan crisis and the fate of children who do not get adopted.

Short Term 12

A look into group homes and the foster care system in the U.S.

Very Young Girls

The film takes us into the work of a former sexually exploited youth-turned-activist named Rachel Lloyd, who started the New York City organization GEMS to help victimized young women escape their pimps and find another way of life.


This film is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches.