Shadow on the Heartland

DVD Release: January 15, 2016
Shadow on the Heartland


Human trafficking is commonly thought to be a Third World country issue and not a problem that is taking place in our own communities. The fact is, more than 1,000 young boys and girls are trafficked every year in the state of Ohio. “Shadow on the Heartland” was created to shed light on this crime and to educate adults and children on how and why human trafficking occurs and what we can do to stop it. Hear from victims and the perpetrators involved in one of the fastest growing crimes against our children, as well as from the state leaders who are fighting to end it.

Dove Review

“Shadow on the Heartland” is an informative film that educates the viewer on the problem of sex trafficking. It gives statistics, including the fact that girls as young as 13 are targeted and that 1,100 kids in the state of Ohio are in danger of being reeled in by the predators. The film focuses on the problem in Ohio. The documentary features re-enactments of the girls who have been solicited and the problems that have resulted. It also features an act in a scene of a girl giving another girl drugs.

Yet the film offers hope, as it shows students selling flowers and raising funds to fight against sex trafficking. Also, a hotline phone number for help is included, as are the names of organizations that can help. This is a film that offers hope for tomorrow for those facing this dreaded problem in Ohio, and elsewhere. We are pleased to award the film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12-plus. Watch it and share it with others to help make a difference!

Content Description

Sex: The topic of sex trafficking and how young girls are solicited for this practice.
Language: H-3
Violence: Girl is shoved; boy grabs girl's phone and pushes girl away.
Drugs: A re-enactment in which a girl gives another girl drugs, and they look like pills and a substance in tin foil.
Nudity: Cleavage; bare midriff.
Other: Tattoos on several people; the stress of the situation of being targeted for sex trafficking; the hardship of the girls who have endured sex trafficking.


Company: All Pro HD
Writer: Steve Feazel
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 30 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter