Ethan Directs Documentary on Child TraffickingEthan is currently finishing principle photography on a short documentary, tentatively titled "Following the Snakehead," which documents Chinese children who are trafficked to the U.S. for labor purposes. The documentary started filming earlier this year and hopes to be completed by fall 2010.
Every year, Chinese human smugglers, known as 'snakeheads', use transnational, illicit networks to transport persons from China into the United States. Migrants pay fees as high as $80,000, and are subject to exploitation and brutality in the course of their journeys, as well as retribution upon themselves and their families should they be unable to pay.
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