ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - Hollywood and celluloid has a nauseating knack for candy-coating very real and harrowing human experiences for the sake of box office sales.
From Taken (with Liam Neeson) to Skin Trade (with Dolph Lundgren and Ron Pearlman), the true evil of human trafficking is seldom translated onto screen with the brutal and eye-opening honesty it deserves.
This is probably one of the reasons it remains such a lucrative global business. But once in a while a rare gem hits our screens or favourite streaming channel and lays bare the very bitter truth about the global human trafficking epidemic.
Netlfix’s new original film, Joy, is one such gem. Where its predecessors opted to treat the subject too lightly and usually relay the tale from the perspective of the traffickers or the detectives involved, Joy is told through the eyes of a woman trying to escape from Nigeria and provide for her family.