Torture by any other name
Made for The Helen Bamber Foundation in conjunction with The Body Shop, Emma Thompsons portrayed experience of rough forced sex is shown from the view of her assailant as she relates two sets of memories. On one hand we have Elena, a girl with hope and optimism for the future. On the other hand we have Maria, a numbed prostitute who is often forced into as many as 40 sex acts daily. The final text: Women enslaved by sex trafficking lose more than just their names. Trafficking is torture.
The Torture by any other name ad was developed at Quiet Storm Films, written by Neal Colyer. Filming was directed and edited by Steven Sander, with director of photography Caren Moy, executive producer Kate Pirouet, and stylist Kathleen McGarry.