Director's Statement

Today there are still people in the world being forced to work against their will. This is a recurring problem rooted in human history and it needs to stop. I have been working on the subject of child trafficking ever since I witnessed and investigated an orphanage posing as a benevolent religious organization 8 years ago, it has been put on my heart to tell this story.

 

Child trafficking is a debasement of our common humanity and it should concern every community because it tears at our social fabric. If you work in the business sector, child trafficking should concern you because it distorts markets. If you work in sustainability, child trafficking should concern you because it endangers public health and it fuels violence and organized crime. It concerns me as a filmmaker and so I wanted to use my art to help shed more light on the issue and this is why Lalo’s House was created. 

- Kelley Kalí