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26 SECONDS. $26,000. 60 DAYS.

Organized by: Kelly Galindo

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Fundraiser: Post-Production Costs
May 21, 2018

Help us raise at least $26,000 in 60 days to fund our productions very last film shoot this Summer in Uganda, Africa. Time is running out! The See More

EVENT DATE Dec 01, 2017

THE STORY:

DIRECTORS STATEMENT

As a filmmaker, my intention is to tell the story. I wanted to film a documentary on global sex trafficking, a fast-growing horrific industry that affects every woman and child worldwide. We can either do something or nothing! I simply chose to do something. It was not possible to tell the story about sex trafficking unless I visited the countries, met the girls face-to-face that were trapped in the sex trade. But the true heroes are the organizations that rescue, restore, and reintegrate these innocent children around the world. This is a story that needed to be told in giving these children and women a voice.

   

"Poignant and unapologetic in its exposure of a grave global dilemma, 26 Seconds delivers a compelling emotional journey, raises awareness of this urgent issue, and challenges each of us to stand up for these innocent children globally."


WATCH: New Sizzle Reel of the 26 Seconds Film


ABOUT THE FILM "26 SECONDS" 

      "Every 26 Seconds a child is trafficked globally." 

"26 Seconds" is a dramatic feature-length documentary focusing on the horrors of sex trafficking around the world. Through a captivating journey, in search of solutions, the 26 Seconds documentary film reveals the ubiquity of the problem and the gravity of the damage sustained by this evil, destructive trade. 


In raw intimate interviews, filmed in Thailand, Cambodia, Iraq, India, Mexico and right here in the United States…the audience gets a raw, often shocking glimpse into the lives of girls, women, pimps and “Johns” and also transgenders in various cultures and regions.  Which include vivid details in their own voice, how each girl was captured or lured into the sex trade, the horrors of their captivity, and the commitment of each individual and organization to get them out at whatever cost. Read more... 


STYLE OF THE FILM

The film’s visual style is vivid and dramatic, combining beautiful, sleek shots and silhouetted interviews with gritty “undercover” iPhone footage and licensed archival clips. Through the steady plodding pace of the editing, the film parallels such contrasting images as the neon lights of a Thai nightclub with the slums of an Indian metropolis, and the glitz and glam of Hollywood, with a war-torn refugee camp in Iraq, as a means of illustrating the diversity of victims and the ubiquity of the sex trade. Combined with observational scenes in villages, homes, camps, schools, and rehabilitation centers, these striking interviews and images draw out themes of human rights, self-reliance, and overcoming hopelessness even in dark circumstances. In addition, the presence of a ticking clock in each of these locations serves as a recurring aural motif to remind the audience of the urgency of this pressing global issue.  


BACKGROUND / STATISTIC

1.2 million children are trafficked every year. Some children are kidnapped. Others are forced into it by close associations, like relatives, friends, boyfriends who become traffickers or pimps, or even their own parents. While there can be complex cultural and economic motivations at play, the sex trade is predicated on one undeniable reality: every day around the world, countless girls are bought and raped by grown men.Forced labor is a $150 billion per year industry. The economic benefits of selling sex are irrefutable. Unlike drugs (or any product for that matter), a girl can be sold over, and over, and over again. Oftentimes five to ten times per day.But how long will the screams of the victims go unheard? How long will the world stand by as children’s lives are shattered and scarred by sexual and emotional abuse?  


A CALL TO ACTION 

Together we can raise awareness to the organizations, crisis intervention teams, committed law enforcement and dedicated citizens: in the fight to eradicate global sex trafficking. Your support is the difference and the impact needed to defend and protect innocent children around the world.


INCENTIVES 

26 Seconds Poster: You will receive a downloadable digital image of our film poster signed by Director Kelly Galindo. 

26 Seconds Sticker: This is a design that was hand painted to help support our film project for such a worthy cause. This sticker is a traveling message to everyone. So much can be said in one simple sticker.

26 Seconds T-Shirt/Hoodie: This shirt does not only symbolizes a call to action, it is your chance to carry the message wherever you go. Wear this shirt and be a part of creating the awareness.

26 Seconds Keychain/Necklace: This jewelry is made by Destiny Rescue, an international non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade. They provide prevention, restoration and reintegration programs. Part of the proceeds will go directly to the survivors & children in Destiny Rescues care.



VISIT US ONLINE:  26secondsdoc.com 


PRESS 

Read: 11.24.17 - L.A. Times Article 

Read: 11.13.17 - OC Weekly Article 

Read: 4.23.18 - The Native Society 


VIDEOS

Watch: Teaser

Watch: 26 Seconds Sizzle Reel 

Watch: Message from the Director


SOCIAL MEDIA 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/26secondsdoc/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/26secondsdoc 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/26secondsdoc

REGISTER

$16,155

 

40% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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  • The Plunkett Family

    $50

  • Tommy Galindo

    $5,000

  • Andreas

    $25

  • Scott Arundale

    $50

  • SAHAJA Essential Oils

    $50

  • Kelly Zirbes

    $100

  • Tim Wolford

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Annie S.

    $100

  • Mark and Christine Leffler's

    $250

  • Frank Chindamo

    $10

  • Cristine Daniel

    $150

  • Roy Finch

    $25

  • Green

    $50

  • M. Roy

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Angelia Barbosa

    $25

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  • Brent & Tracy Schultz

    $250

  • Bridgette Hunt

    $50

  • Joe and Heather Davis

    $250

  • Darlene Ensign

    $100

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  • Val

    $500

  • Adriana and Miranda Brown

     

  • Christa Kingsmill

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bob Burgos

    $50

  • Elliott

    $25

  • Jacklyn Monique Gonzalez

    $25

  • Jason Jenkins

    $50

  • Linda P.

    $100

  • Rhonda Sciortino

    $100

  • Paul & Laura Lauer

    $250

  • Darlene Ensign

    $250

  • Barbara Bond

    $100

  • Jada Kramer

    $50

  • Anne Sutherland

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • ALEXANDRA ROSE

    $100

  • Brent and Tracy Schultz

    $750

  • Stephen and Jennie Allison

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kathy Watson

    $25

  • Jerry Price

    $50

  • Sid Ganis

    $500

  • Debbie Caillouette

    $25

  • frank chindamo again

     

  • Ronda M Coallier

     

  • Sandra Fluri

    $50

  • Barbara L. Berkowitz

    $250

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Donor Comments

Barbara L. Berkowitz

Barbara L. Berkowitz

DONATION: $250

3 months ago

Sandra Fluri

Sandra Fluri

DONATION: $50

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Ronda M Coallier

Ronda M Coallier

3 months ago

frank chindamo again

frank chindamo again

4 months ago

Debbie Caillouette

Debbie Caillouette

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Sid Ganis

Sid Ganis

DONATION: $500

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Jerry Price

Jerry Price

DONATION: $50

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Kathy Watson

Kathy Watson

DONATION: $25

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DONATION: $100

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Stephen and Jennie Allison

Stephen and Jennie Allison

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

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