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The Cantinera Documentary

CantineraDocumentary.Com The Cantinera exposes a niche of human trafficking in the United States where latin women drink and prostitute themselves for a living in latin bars or cantinas by means of force, fraud or coercion. Through the story of three women, the film navigates through the virtually unheard of subject from the perspective of a cantinera, an advocate and a vigilante. The film travels into the cantinas where women drink up to 40 beers a night, five nights a week.  An upclose look identifies the strategies of traffickers who stage their operations so the victims look like the perpetrators and the cantina a legitimate business. The Cantinera tells the story of hope in the midst of modern day slavery as the women confront enslavement, addiction and second chances. Human trafficking is one of the largest money making crimes in the US and globally. Feeding on vulnerable women, men and children in a variety of industries, it’s web is reaching far into every city and town, even YOUR neighborhood. While most traffickers find their easiest victims …