Bring it to light
Human traffickers take advantage of chaos during catastrophic events like the war in Ukraine. In the aftermath of destruction, “the hidden war” rages on as sexual predators organize efforts to exploit vulnerable children and refugees. It’s time to bring this issue to light.
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The Hidden War will launch in early 2023. Contribute to the project below to gain early access or sign up here to be notified when episode 1 is released.
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ABOUT the hidden war
“THE HIDDEN WAR” IS A DOCUSERIES THAT FOLLOWS THE STORY OF HOW ONE OPERATION TO RESCUE VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN UKRAINE LED TO UNCOVERING A WORLDWIDE SPIDERWEB OF SEXUAL PREDATORS SEEKING TO HARM CHILDREN. FROM DIRECTOR ELLEN WHEELLER AND PRODUCERS SAGE AND TONY ROBBINS AND PRODUCER NICK NANTON. READ MORE ABOUT THE TEAM BEHIND THIS DOCUSERIES BELOW.
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Operation Underground Railroad
Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) is a worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to ending child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. Since inception, O.U.R. has provided operations and aftercare support in over 30 countries and all 50 U.S. states. In conjunction with law enforcement, O.U.R. has helped rescue and care for over 6,000 survivors and has assisted law enforcement in the arrest of over 4,000 predators. To learn more, visit ourrescue.org.
Nick nanton
Nick Nanton | Producer/Co-Director
Nick Nanton is a 22-Time Emmy Award Winning Director and Producer. He is the CEO of DNA Films and has directed more than 60 documentaries, including the O.U.R. documentary Operation Toussaint, Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On, Visioneer, and A New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story. Nanton is known for telling raw, behind the scenes stories that connect deeply with the viewer.
Ellen Wheeller
Ellen Wheeller | Co-Director
Emmy award winning actress, producer and director Ellen Wheeler has over 3000 television episodes to her credit. Series include: Guiding Light, All My Children, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, E. R., As The World Turns.
In collaboration with
Free a Girl
Aerial Recovery
The Nazarene Fund
DNA Films
We are preparing to bring important stories to light.
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*OUR PROMISE TO YOU
We honor and appreciate your generous gift and will use your donation in the most effective way possible to support the ongoing operations related to Ukraine and the documentary being filmed to raise awareness of the global problem of human trafficking. Please be aware that O.U.R. regularly assesses ongoing areas of need, and available resources from your and others generous donations. Thus, although O.U.R. will make reasonable efforts to make use of donations as described above, all donations will be used at O.U.R.’s sole discretion to further O.U.R.’s overall mission.
Others ways to help
You can also help the cause by purchasing official “The Hidden War” merchandise from the Operation Underground Railroad store. Revenue from the store helps to pay the general and administrative expenses of Operation Underground Railroad, enabling more dollars from each donation to be used for awareness, rescue operations, and aftercare.