While No One Is Watching

Ulla Lemberg & David Herdies (2013)

An episodic documentary about the sexual violence against children and the people fighting to stop it.

In Sweden, two investigators are working on identifying images of a child being raped by two men. In northern Romania, a girl is being offered a job in Italy, but is forced into prostitution. In Cambodia, an organization is working anonymously against child sex tourism. They collect and investigate evidence, and warns street children for the sex tourists. In South Sudan the demand for sex has created an extensive market involving perpetrators such as ex-soldiers, aid workers and businessmen. A woman is unwaveringly helping child after child to escape the life in the brothels.

While No One Is Watching depicts the commercial sexual exploitation of children in all its guises. The film narrates the fight against sexual violence through the stories of the children, the police and the organizations.


ORIGINAL TITLE: När ingen ser | YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2013 | 58 min | LANGUAGE: English,Swedish, Khmer, Rumanian, Swahili, Arabic | TEXTED: Swedish/English | FORMAT: PAL

Info & Credits

Directed by
Ulla Lemberg & David Herdies
Produced by
David Herdies
Cinematography by
Camilla Skagerström
Edited by
Erik Andersson & Roberth Nordh
Music by
Krister Linder
Graphic design by
Kenneth Puleo
Sound technicians
Arttu Kontkanen & David Herdies
Additional photo
Marius W Van Graan
Editing of pilot
Kristin Grundström
Editing of trailer
Jonathan Knape/Filmic Art
Sound design
Calle Wachtmeister
Ola Bäccman
Online & conform
Nordisk Film Shortcut
With support from
ECPAT Sweden & Svenska PostkodLotteriet

Press clipping
ETC 20131011