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Lifetime Slates ‘Human Trafficking’ Miniseries

Jul 15, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Lifetime has ordered its first miniseries, “Human Trafficking,” a look at the smuggling of women and children for use as sex slaves.

The four-hour, two-part miniseries, scheduled to run in October, stars Mira Sorvino (“Mighty Aphrodite”), Donald Sutherland (“M*A*S*H”) and Robert Carlyle (“Hitler: The Rise of Evil”).

“This is a problem that is happening all around us,” said director Christian Duguay. “We know about prostitution, but when you do the research you discover that hundreds of thousands of women and children are trafficked as sex slaves.”

“Human Trafficking” is produced by For Sale Productions with executive producer Robert Halmi Sr.

Lifetime also announced that it has purchased the rights to the best-selling novel “The Mermaid Chair” by Sue Monk Kidd. The story is about a married South Carolina woman who falls in love with a Benedictine monk.