PLAYGROUND is director Libby Spears’ sensitive investigation about the commercial sexual exploitation of American children, revealing that this sinister industry is not a problem exclusive to back-alley brothels in developing countries. Spears intelligently traces the epidemic to its disparate, and decidedly domestic, roots—among them the way children are educated about sex, and the problem of raising awareness about a crime that inherently cannot be shown. ** Tribeca Film Festival 2009

Film Details

Directed by Libby Spears, 85 minutes, 2009

Year Funded

  • 2010-2007