Mercy Mercy, a portrait of a true #Adoption #ChildTrafficking

“Unicef writes: Of the more than 132 million children classified as orphans, only 13 million have lost both parents. Evidence clearly shows that the vast majority of orphans are living with a surviving parent, grandparent, or other family member. 95 percent of all orphans are over the age of five.”

lara trace hentz

Mercy Mercy… is an international feature documentary film, on the subject of how much human suffering, both in first and third world countries, is produced when adoption has developed into an industry who’s focus is supplying the childless West, rather than fighting poverty and grief. We no longer just extract gold and minerals from Africa – also children have become a commodity on the market of family dreams.
The film challenges the West’s well-meaning attempt to help the third world through adoption. It exposes a global child and compassion industry, operating in the shadows.


The fate of two families cross paths on the African continent in Ethiopia, at a goat market where child-traders and western adopters gather. A Danish couple, HENRIETTE AND GERT, are to adopt 4 year old Masha, and her 2 year old brother, Roba, from their African parents, SINKENESH AND HUSSEN. Each family has their…

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