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The Candy Shop
July 06, 2011
Jimmy Balcom’s new job selling newspapers is a great blessing to a kid working hard to help his family survive during the depression. But Jimmy begins to wonder and then to figure out what’s happening in the candy shop across the street. This confronts him with a choice that no twelve-year-old should ever have to face: To give his family a better life or to keep his soul.”
The Candy Shop is a fairy tale or parable about the child sex trafficking epidemic. Though the film is dark and atmospheric, it contains no overtly sexual material. In its own way it is very powerful. I would suggest that it is equally applicable when it comes to issues related to pornography in which every woman involved was once a little girl and is still somebody’s daughter.
I wonder if there are some teenage boys who would benefit from watching this short film…