WDR - 1998 - 30 min.

1998 Sonderpreis Pädagogik der Landesfilmdienste

Crime Scene Manila

Child trafficking in the Philippines

A film by Rita Erben and Wolfgang Luck

1998 Special Educational Award of the German State Film Institutes


"Tatort" or "Crime Scene" is the most prestigious television drama series in Germany. One episode was shot in the slums of Manila, telling a true story. Marlyn, an 11-year-old Philippine girl, was abducted by a German paedophile and held hostage in a small attic room in Germany. We recount Marlyn´s suffering and describe the sinister schemes of the international child pornography mafia.

camera: Michael Wulfes
editing: Kerstin Nieke

30 min.