Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired North American DVD and VOD rights to filmmaker Christina Zorich’s documentary about human sex trafficking in South East Asia, THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS. THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS will be available to rent/own on DVD and digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms starting on April 11, 2023, through Freestyle Digital Media.
THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS website: www.thenewabolitionistsdoc.com
In THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS, filmmaker Christina Zorich journeys to Southeast Asia to investigate why and how sex trafficking flourishes in the “most-trafficked” region of the globe. Zorich follows four Christian ministries and NGOs fighting this criminal industry, to probe the issues behind it while creating a platform for the victims and their allies to speak for themselves, illuminate the problems, and generate solutions. Zorich observes the attempted rescue of a karaoke girl in Cambodia, visits an NGO’s aftercare facilities, and learns about trauma therapy. She follows a mission trip to trafficking hotspots, explores prevention, and the causes and conditions that create a breeding ground for those at risk. Christina then travels to Thailand and tracks a team of missionaries through their pre- and post-outreach meetings, illuminating the battleground of this crisis. Survivors and their allies share their individual stories and why they’ve chosen to dedicate their lives to rescue, rehabilitation, and prevention — and the prosecution of offenders.
Written by Laura Spaeth, Andrea Valentine, Christina Zorich, and Landon Satterfield, THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS was directed by Christina Zorich and produced by Christina Zorich, Olympia Dukakis, and Susannah Julien Barnes. THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS features the participation of Olympia Dukakis, Christina Zorich, Eng Veng, Annie Dieselberg, Daniel Vaupel, and Andrea Aasen.
About Freestyle Digital Media
The digital distribution unit of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital, and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, a proven track record, and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films. Recent releases include DEAR ZOE starring Sadie Sink from the hit Netflix series STRANGER THINGS, Jessica Capshaw and Theo Rossi, BEST SUMMER EVER the teen musical featuring a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities, produced by Jamie Lee Curtis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary Steenburgen, and Ted Danson, THE WEDDING YEAR starring Sarah Hyland and Anna Camp, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH starring Danny Houston, BERSERK starring Nick Cannon, UNTOGETHER starring Jamie Doran, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal. Other Freestyle titles include the action-comedy BETTER START RUNNING starring Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and Maria Bello, THE BACHELORS starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush, the award-winning documentary HONDROS produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal, horror documentary DEMON HOUSE starring Zak Bagans, host of Travel Channel’s highest rated show Ghost Adventures, sci-fi thriller THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes, MILES starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser.