“Human trafficking is a very real issue in the Midwest,” said Mike Mickle, President of Mickle Communications. “To prevent the problem, people have to know about it, even though it is a sensitive issue.”
To keep the community informed, Mickle Communications has produced the documentary, Human Trafficking in the Heartland. The documentary will air on WQPT at 8 p.m. Thurs., January 5; 1 a.m. Fri., January 6; and 9 p.m. Sun., January 8.
“Human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world, generating $32 billion each year,” Mickle said. “Interstate highways enable traffickers to move their victims quickly to isolate and disorient them, and also to evade detection.” Mickle added that the documentary covers human trafficking in four states: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
Human Trafficking In The Heartland is the second of six documentaries, which will form a series called Mickle Communications’ “The Dangers They Face” Movement. The first documentary in the series, If You Only Knew: The Journey Through Teen Depression and Suicide, was nominated for a Mid-America Emmy and is now available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. It will soon be available on other digital streaming sites.
The six documentaries in Mickle Communications’ “The Dangers They Face” Movement are:
– If You Only Knew: The Journey Through Teen Depression and Suicide
– Human Trafficking in the Heartland
– Finding The River: When Poverty Hits Home
– Power & Control: Identifying Unhealthy Relationships
– Control+Alt+Danger: The Threats that Lurk Online
– Down on the Pharm: The Rise of Pharmaceutical and Heroin Abuse