>> From now on, sweetheart, you will do what men tell you.>> Sold, a movie about modern day slavery, the story of a young girl named Lakshmi trafficked to a brothel in Calcutta. Gillian Anderson playing a humanitarian photographer, 6,000 miles away in the Swiss Alps, Anderson now playing herself.
>> 5.5 million children of victims of slavery.>> Inspired by her role in the film, she's calling on the business elite here at the World's Economic Forum to fight forced labor from the top.>> It has recently been estimated that it's a $150 billion business. Platforms like the Economic Forum, where we get to come and talk out loud to people who can actually potentially make a difference are really important venues.
>> Do you think the business need of sort of the people sort of at the top of the chain are ready to take that kind of responsibility, are ready to hear that message?>> I think it's gone from people not wanting to know to not wanting to be seen to know that there is slavery in their supply chain.
There's a lot of shame attached to that, and there should be a lot of shame attached to that, if you are seen to be cognizant of it.>> On a discussion panel, some of the companies trying to flush forced labor from their supply chains. Among them, the winner of a new anti-slavery award launched to encourage companies to eradicate the practice.
>> I think in many instances, people just aren't aware of what's happening with respect to suppliers who are in fact hiring employees who are paying recruitment fees or withholding passports. All the kinds of things that really create an indentured servitude on the part of workers.>> The UN says the industry makes $150 billion annually.
That's three times Apple's profits. But, they warn, it's a conservative estimate, lacking in data. The real number is likely to be much higher.