Selling Children – Storyville – BBC4

Documentary in which director Pankaj Johar examines child-trafficking in India, joining those on rescue operations and speaking to those who have escaped

Children in a stone quarry in Allahabad where kids are still born into slavery

Indian film-maker Pankaj Rajinder Johar enjoyed a privileged middle-class existence, but he got a wake-up call when the 14-year-old daughter of his maid committed suicide after being trafficked into the sex industry.

Pankaj sets out to discover how Indian children can be bought and sold so easily, in this thought-provoking Storyville film.

Selling Children

Some children are forced to work

It’s an emotional journey, as Pankaj discovers an India he never knew existed.

TV Times rating: ****