Intersection is a stark, stylish, and high quality Anime (Japanese-style animation) that provides a hard-hitting look at human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Asia. It is a riveting story told from the perspectives of five individuals who all play a part in the trafficking chain: the victim, the trafficker, the mamasan (brothel owner), the brothel client and an undercover cop. Intersection is part of a series of MTV EXIT content produced in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to raise awareness and help prevent human trafficking across the Asia Pacific. The half-hour anime features the voices of film star Ananda Everingham and MTV Asia VJ, Taya Rogers. The short film has been aired in several different Asian countries already. Intersection is MTV EXIT’s first animated film produced by Korean animation studio, JM Animation, the award-winning studio behind the highly-acclaimed, visually haunting, Wonderful Days (Sky Blue). The soundtrack features music by UK rock band, Radiohead and Thievery Corporation.

For more on the human trafficking issue, check out these posts: MK Ultra by Muse, Redlight by Lucy Liu, Bride Trafficking Unveiled, Free to Fly, and The Blind Project.

Intersection Part 1

Intersection Part 2

Intersection Part 3