21 Mar COSTA RICA | DE ALAS ROTAS
In the fall of 2010 a young photographer from Guatemala went to the border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica to investigate the issue of child prostitution. He ended up meeting a 17 year old boy who had been in prostitution since he was 12 years old.
This experience sparked a passion in him to start a documentary project that would expose the reality of human trafficking and prostitution in Central America, as well as bring hope for an escape from this injustice that so many are trapped in. Twelve months later, his vision was shared and embraced by 4 other passionate young people, and as a team, they came together to use film and photography to show the face of prostitution across Central America and crate a documentary called “De Alas Rotas”.
In the process of filming they met countless people that had been victims of human trafficking whose stories gripped their hearts. Stories stained with abuse, suffering and injustice but who also showed love, resilience, and hope. This experience was something that marked them but for good and bad. Depression, doubt, and hopelessness were some of the issues they had to phase in their personal lives after as a result, but once they were able to overcome the editing started and they were able to make a 30 minute documentary that takes you through their journey, and presents some of the reality of Central America. Their hope is that the documentary can bring freedom to people to talk about sexual abuse, incest, the role of men in society, and the problems of apathy while at the same time inspire young people to live a life that goes beyond themselves.
As time went by the documentary project became a ministry in YWAM San Jose, Costa Rica and their vision is to bring awareness about social injustice through the arts and media, and to move people into action.