Rites Undone is a short documentary tracing the journey of Nigerian victims of sex-trafficking in Italy. The film investigates the psychological methods of control used by sex-traffickers, and explores the challenges faced by European mental health workers trying to provide treatment across cultural and religious divides.

An excerpt of the film is made available here, and the full film will soon be made freely available for viewing on the website, ritesundonefilm.com, and on the Hidden Persuaders website.

Naomi Richman
Eddie Bolger & Bartek Dziadosz
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About the filmmakers

Naomi Richman is a postdoctoral researcher on the Hidden Persuaders project and an anthropologist whose work explores themes of religion, sexuality and abuse.

Eddie Bolger is a producer at the Derek Jarman Lab and a filmmaker working across documentary, fiction and educational productions.

Bartek Dziadosz is the director of the Derek Jarman Lab which specialises in using filmmaking as a tool for exploring and communicating research.