Ped Mall -Scene 1 Tue, May 7, 2019 6:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Filmmaker Spotlight
Film Info
Director:Vanessa McNeal
Year Released:2019
Production Country:USA


Post-screening discussion with director Vanessa McNeal.

Gridshock is an investigative documentary that exposes the hidden and disturbing reality behind the sex trafficking demand in Iowa. Shining a light on buyers and how they fuel the demand for exploitation, Gridshock seeks to learn who the buyers are and why there is a culture of impunity that hides and protects them. In search of these answers, filmmaker Vanessa McNeal interviews survivors, local and federal law enforcement, advocates, politicians, and recovering sex addict who describes his willingness to pay $5,000 for sex.

In this riveting and truly disturbing documentary, what you think you know about sex trafficking will be challenged. What is hidden will come to light, even in a midwestern state like Iowa.