Gridshock is a riveting documentary exposing the hidden & disturbing reality behind the sex trafficking demand in Iowa. The screening premiere of Gridshock will be held on April 2, 2019 at the Des Moines Civic Center, where ticket proceeds will benefit Dorothy’s House.
Vanessa McNeal, a filmmaker and survivor of sexual violence, sets out to explore the often overlooked reality about why the sex trafficking industry thrives. The truth is that sex trafficking wouldn’t exist without the unquenchable thirst and demand for it. On the quest to learn more, Vanessa discovers who the johns/buyers are and why there is a culture of impunity that hides and protects them. 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. The film features survivors of sex trafficking, local and federal law enforcement, advocates, politicians, and a recovering sex addict.