"Beautiful, powerful and eye-watering…!
This emotionally charged multi-screen digital installation investigates the exploitation of hope and the black market economy of human trafficking. The Crossing explores the story of a young girl sex trafficked into an organised industry through the ‘lover boy’ technique. Her story unfolds through interconnected screens with perspective shifting visuals and an intimate binaural sound design.
The project itself sits within an increasingly complex climate of hardening public opinion; moral self-questioning and a $150 billion dollar world trade in people. As such the film takes as its starting point the concept of ‘hope’ and its gradual unfurling reality into an exploitation of trust to perpetuate a violent and organised industry trading in 21 million people, a third of which are children.
The result is an intense, exploration of the destructive consequences of human trafficking through a heightened audio-visual experience.
Defined as ‘adding an amazing piece of work to this battle against the worst of crimes’, The Crossing has been described as ‘ambitious and deftly executed’ and a project ‘that pushes the boundaries of film and communication’.