"This is investigative journalism at its top. Fearless, rigorous, and compassionate, Invisible is a stunning exposé of Britain's shadow global of intercourse slaves."—James Brabazon, writer of My good friend the Mercenary
"Pai has performed it back; she went undercover, smelled the breath of violence and videotaped the underworld of pimps and madams. . . . Hsiao-Hung deflates the parable of intercourse paintings as a unfastened selection for migrant women."—Lydia Cacho, writer of Slavery Inc.
Ming and Beata percentage neither an analogous language nor cultural heritage, but their tales are remarkably comparable. either are unmarried moms of their thirties and either got here to Britain looking for a brand new lifestyles: Ming from China and Beata from Poland. Neither imagined that their trip might lead to a British brothel.
In this chilling exposé, investigative journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai works undercover as a housekeeper in a brothel and unveils the bad truth of the British intercourse exchange. employees are trapped and controlled—the loss of freedom this invisible strait of society suffers is either stunning and scandalous and at odds with the belief of a latest Britain within the twenty-first century.
A feature-length documentary in line with Invisible and directed by way of Nick Broomfield used to be first screened within the uk on Channel four in September 2013.
Hsiao-Hung Pai is an acclaimed journalist whose document at the Morecambe Bay tragedy for the Guardian used to be made into the movie Ghosts. Her booklet on undocumented chinese language immigrants in Britain, Chinese Whispers, was once shortlisted for the George Orwell Prize.