Aya describes how her experience changed her relationship with men, including her father. Her father describes its effects on him, including regret and self-blame. He describes how poverty and his trust in a recruiter led to his daughter's situation.
More than half a million Cambodians work abroad, and a staggering number of those become slaves. Many are young women, held prisoner and forced to work in horrific conditions, sometimes as prostitutes. A chilling exposé of Cambodia’s human trafficking underworld, The Storm Makers weaves the story of Aya, a young peasant sold into slavery at age 16, with that of two powerful traffickers.