Category: feature
Director: Sudabeh Mortezai
Country: Austria
Year: 2018
Length: 99'
Production Status: completed


JOY tells the story of a young woman from Nigeria caught in the vicious cycle of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. She is struggling to pay off her debts to the Madame (her pimp and exploiter) while supporting her family in Nigeria and trying to make a better life for herself and her little daughter in Vienna. On her journey to freedom, it's hard for Joy to find her role between victim and accomplice in a merciless system of exploitation.

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