But the difficulty of the topic didn't discourage the Maranos from pushing through and finding willing collaborators. The two hint that new projects are already in the works. We want people to be aware. We want people to know about this issue way more than they know about it right now," Laura continues. They've already tackled a film with the potential to have a substantial impact on a global crisis, so audiences can expect more thought-provoking entertainment to come from this family. That felt amazing," says Vanessa.
Moriah. Age: 23.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, human trafficking is the "the second largest criminal industry in the world today, and it is the fastest growing.
Zaniyah. Age: 21.
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In addition to grappling with such a serious, sensitive subject, the sisters also had to wrestle with their duties as producers. Still, Laura admits that she and Vanessa were no experts on the topic of sex trafficking, and that the topic wasn't even what initially drew their attention to the novel. And to top it off, the fact that it was extremely emotional was quite taxing," says Vanessa, then laughs, "I would say the lack of sleep probably helped us get that emotional. Vanessa continues, "If this is a topic people are afraid to talk about, then that's even more reason the story needs to be told. But the difficulty of the topic didn't discourage the Maranos from pushing through and finding willing collaborators. The sleepless nights proved to be worth it in the end. The two hint that new projects are already in the works.