EDEN is an American Indies film directed by Megan Griffiths. The film is about abduction and human trafficking in the United States. Hyun Jae (Jamie Chung) meets a handsome young man by the name of Vaughn at a bar in New Mexico where he buys her drinks and offers her a ride home. While on the road, Hyun realizes that she is being abducted. As they come to a pit stop, Hyun tries to make a run but is captured and drugged. She later awakes and finds herself imprisoned in a warehouse-brothel with other young girls who have been abducted. Hyun Jae was renamed Eden by her captors.
In her attempt to escape, Eden manipulates Vaughn by convincing him that she could help him out by keeping track of the girls when they meet customers, as well as keeping the money in check. At first, Vaughn was skeptical of Eden’s intentions but since he was always high on drugs, he later realizes that she could be useful in assisting him. Overtime, Eden gained Vaughn’s trust and became more of his assistant than prisoner. Towards the end of the film, Eden poisons Vaughn’s pipe with cleaning products, where he later dies. Eden then makes an escape and is free.
Overall, Eden was an amazing film. Iople they meet. This film will really open your eyes in ways that would make you become more aware of your surroundings. I would highly recommend this film especially to younger women because I think sometimes women can be too trusting in people they meet, in bars and especially when alcohol is involved. One may think, “Oh, he’s so kind. He’s just going to give me a ride home.” However, films like this will definitely make women think twice. Yes, not all men are like guy in the film, but its better to be safe than sorry, right?