8 Days

Synopsis: After sneaking to a party with her friends, 16-year-old Amber Stevens goes missing. Forced into the world of sex trafficking, her family and community fight to get her back. Inspired by actual events.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
90 min


(female #1)

Darkness breeds darkness.

It hides monsters

in closets and under beds.

I used to think closing

my eyes and covering my ears

would make them go away.

I used to think..

...a lot of things.

[intense music]

(male #1)


'Come back here, BB!'

You no good piece of crap!


'Come back here!'

Before I call

them cops after you!

I used to think trafficking

didn't really exist..

...or only happened overseas

in faraway places.

I don't anymore.

In the land of the free

and the home of the brave

slavery was supposed

to be abolished

a hundred and fifty years ago..

...but it wasn't really.

It has simply taken

on another form.


Aren't you sweet?

- I think I'll call you Sugar.

- No! Mommy, no!

No! Mommy, no!

'Mommy, no! Mommy, no!'

'Stop! Why? Mommy!'

'Mommy! Why?'



Trading human beings.

Selling children

into sex slavery.

What happened to

all men are created equal?

Without these basic

human rights

our society, our humanity..


[intense music]

I know because I've seen it.

I know because I've lived what

no one wants to admit is true.

What no one wants

to talk about.

The only thing necessary

for evil to triumph

is for good men

to do nothing.

And we've done nothing.

I...did nothing.


(male #2)

'Fresh merch!'

'Let's go.'


- Shut up!

- 'Let's go.'

- Let's go!

- 'You!'

- Hey, let's go!

- No, please!

No! Please.

- No!

- Let's go.

- 'Come on.'

- No! No!

What's up, Sugar?

You remember me?

No! No, no!

Mommy! Let me go!

No! Let me go!

- Let me go!

- Don't cry.

- Nobody can save you.

- No, stop!

- Walk. Walk.

- What are you doing?

Let me go!

Where am I?

Right where you need to be.

Just walk.


Stop! Let me go!

Get in there.

'Now I don't want to hear

another word from any of you.'

[door closes]

No one ever wakes up

thinking they'll be kidnapped

or grows up wanting

to be a prostitute.

This shouldn't happen here..

...but it does..

...everyday and everywhere.

(male #3)


'...you know you're my girl,


Yes, daddy.


[instrumental music]


I just gotta make

sure that everybody knows.

BB! You come back here, BB!

Have you always

been this sweet?

[intense music]

That's why they call me Sugar.

[instrumental music]


Mommy, no!

Mommy, no!

Stop! Mommy! Mommy!

No! Mommy!

We're all human, aren't we?

Every life is worth saving.

Oh eight days


I can't close my eyes

or cover my ears anymore.

Sex trafficking was something

I didn't want to know about.

I wish I still didn't

but that doesn't make it

go away.

We miss you. Orleans

is so fun. You have no idea.

Oh, hey, Reid,

come say hi to Amber.


Guess who?

Oh, hey.


Yeah, um..

...sorry you guys

didn't work out.

Have fun with your mom.

[instrumental music]

(female #2)

'Guys, y'all need

to get dressed.'


why aren't you dressed yet?

Because it's spring break,


[Amber sighs]

'Mom, I just..'

I really wanted to go

on that class trip.

I saved and I planned.

- I know.

- Mom, Luke's hitting me.

- Emily started it.

- Take your toys and go, now.

Get dressed.

- 'Great job, Luke.'

- Amber, hands up!


I just.. You don't understand,

I just really wanted to go.

- I just..

- Are you..

I'm sorry..

I'm-I'm.. I didn't mean..

We have errands to run, okay?

Go get dressed.

Wait. Mom, please,

can I just stay home?

By yourself? No.

[Amber sighs]


I'm afraid to ask,

but mom knows Drew.

So...this should be okay.


[bell ringing]

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