By Hsiao-Hung Pai
"This is investigative journalism at its most sensible. Fearless, rigorous, and compassionate, Invisible is a surprising exposé of Britain's shadow global of intercourse slaves."—James Brabazon, writer of My pal 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 proportion neither a similar 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 result in a British brothel.
In this chilling exposé, investigative journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai works undercover as a housekeeper in a brothel and unveils the bad fact of the British intercourse exchange. employees are trapped and controlled—the loss of freedom this invisible strait of society suffers is either surprising and scandalous and at odds with the belief of a latest Britain within the twenty-first century.
A feature-length documentary according to Invisible and directed through Nick Broomfield was once first screened within the uk on Channel four in September 2013.
Hsiao-Hung Pai is an acclaimed journalist whose record at the Morecambe Bay tragedy for the Guardian used to be made into the movie Ghosts. Her ebook on undocumented chinese language immigrants in Britain, Chinese Whispers, used to be shortlisted for the George Orwell Prize.