Truth Dox

The Deal

2022 — 89' / Color



From the meagre earnings of young women forced into prostitution to the billions laundered through real estate deals: this film follows the machinations of the "Nigerian brotherhoods" as it spreads ever further through Europe. Thanks to exclusive access to wire-tapped conversations and statements from key witnesses, the film exposes the global network that specialises in drug smuggling, human trafficking and forced prostitution. It focuses on four main protagonists. Dedicated public prosecutor Lina has made it her life mission to campaign on behalf of the victims. Wiretapping, surveillance and raids are just some of the methods she uses in her every-day work. Police officer Nils tells us about his toughest case and the film documents what he finds out about the lives of the young women in Nigeria and about juju practices. Victory is a former victim who is fighting hard to lead a normal life. Princess is a social worker who rescued Victory − and many other women − from the streets. We watch her go about her work and follow her to Nigeria. In her home country, we learn about her own story, how she was forced into prostitution and how she managed to escape.

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Director Biography

Chiara Sambuchi was born in Pesaro, Italy. She studied Philosophy and classical guitar in Italy, Film studies. She worked as a producer for the correspondent office of RAI in Berlin. She has directed documentaries and reportages for several European broadcasters like ARD, ARTE, ZDF, YLE, RAI, and History channel. Her feature length documentary films “Wrong planet”, “Good morning Africa!”, “City of women, today”, were and are still presented at major film festivals around the world.

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Chiara Sambuchi


Antje Boehmert

Arndt Fehl


Paolo Pisacane

Till Vielrose


Gabriele Biasizzo

Simone Veneroso


Francesco Guarnaccia

Jule Buerjes

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