Kettering Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio

Winner of the 360 Filmmakers Challenge Make Waves Award – Spring 2017

From the filmmakers: “This video is about human trafficking and how common kidnappings and human trafficking are. We were motivated to make this video, because we wanted to explore the world of 360° and we also wanted to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. We hope this video will bring awareness to communities about the subject of human trafficking and locations and situations in which kidnappings commonly take place. We simulated an actual kidnapping to put into perspective how quickly and easily it can happen anywhere. Although it is a scary subject, we hope this video can help people to be alert to the dangers of kidnapping and human trafficking and help them avoid situations and take precautions to prevent becoming a victim of such a crime.”

Discussion Prompts

  • Do you think this video achieves its goal to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking?
  • Was there a particular part of the video that you found most interesting or surprising?

Watch Human Trafficking in 360° video:

Warning: This video contains a dramatization of a kidnapping and may be disturbing to watch. The student filmmakers identified the topic of human trafficking for their video in order to raise public awareness about the prevalence of the issue in their home state of Ohio, which has one of the highest rates of human trafficking in the nation. To report human trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 1-888-373-7888.


There are several ways to experience 360° video, including through a VR headset, a VR viewer connected to a mobile device, a mobile device on its own, or through a web-based video player, as demonstrated above. See facebook360.fb.com for more about 360° video and “like” the 360 Filmmakers Challenge Facebook page for more youth-produced 360 media in the months ahead!


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