About the Project
Nameless is a documentary that addresses child sex trafficking in Washington, DC, and at-large. Through interviews with experts, advocates, and activists, child sex trafficking is reframed as a form of sexual violence that is often made invisible. Child sex trafficking is explored as an issue with deep historical-cultural roots, tackles misperceptions about which populations are most vulnerable to being trafficked, and illuminates systemic gaps in the current treatment of trafficking victims. Featuring 15 interviewees on the frontlines of the issue, Nameless mobilizes viewers to recognize and combat child sex trafficking.
Nameless can be used as an awareness-raising and educational tool. Sections may be viewed individually or all together. Section one addresses how trafficking happens. Section two explores who is most likely to be trafficked and the historical roots of that exploitation. Section three offers prevention and intervention tips that all people can engage in to prevent and end child sex trafficking.
About the Filmmakers
Rachel Friedman, Director and Co-Executive Producer
Rachel Friedman has been Deputy Director since 2012 and began her career in the organization in 2008 as Development Coordinator and then Director of Foundation and Government Grants. Rachel works closely with MCSR's Executive Director, helping set priorities and direction for the organization, and she oversees the smooth integration of policy, development, finance, and communications. She is the Director and Co-Executive Producer of Nameless, a documentary about child sex trafficking in Washington, DC. She leads the organization’s national Assault. Services. Knowledge. (ASK) project, a website and downloadable app that provides resources for victims and bystanders of violence and now hosts 8 regional versions. Rachel leads the DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence, the city's premier alliance for direct service providers, prevention programs, and stakeholders, in partnership with the DC Rape Crisis Center.
Neil Irvin, Co-Executive Producer
Neil Irvin is Men Can Stop Rape's Executive Director. Irvin recently served as Senior Director of Programs, a position he held since 2008, following five years as Director of Community Education. He joined Men Can Stop Rape in 2001.Neil is a highly committed and collaborative professional with over 25 years of youth development and leadership experience. Neil is the Executive Director of Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR), which seeks to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. He is responsible for leading the organization’s national work, as well as cultivating strategic partnerships with state and federal agencies and private and corporate foundations; and overseeing all programs, which include the award-winning youth development program, training and technical assistance for youth-serving professionals, and Strength Media public awareness campaign.
Named one of the most promising “50 Strategies to Prevent Violent Domestic Crime” by the National Crime Prevention Council, the Men of Strength (MOST) Club, provides middle school and high school age males with a structured space to build individualized definitions of masculinity that promote healthy relationships. Since joining the organization in 2001, Neil has grown this program from one site in Washington, DC, to over 100 locations in ten states across the country. In 2007, he brought the MOST Club to every public high school in the District of Columbia, the largest city-wide effort of its kind in the country.