Launched on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, charity Medaille Trust has launched film ’Marked for Life’ to highlight the issue of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the UK
At the center of this project is a short documentary film, which tells the story of a survivor. It explains how she was trafficked and exploited, before being branded with a tattoo by her trafficker. This can be a common practice amongst traffickers, designed to show ownership and control.
In collaboration with tattoo artist Natalie Duffield from Lost Garden Tattoo Studio, this mark is covered during the film, leading to a cathartic moment.
Supporting this film is an online hub, giving more details about this project, as well as key information about human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the UK.
This campaign is also a part of a bigger project called ’Tattooists against Traffickers’, where Medaille Trust aim to train tattoo artists to spot the signs of human trafficking.
Art Director: Michele Bona
Copywriter: Michael De Piano
Film Directors: Yaz & Haz Al-Shaater
Director of Photography: Jonathan Haldon
First Assistant Camera: Leon Frind
Producer: Lauren Payne
Progression Support Worker: Chiara Facco
Tattoo Artist: Natalie Duffield, Lost Garden Tattoo
Studio Actor: Bernice Pike Voice Over
Actor: Beth Penrose
Film Production Company: Brother Brother