We might think that human trafficking is a 21st century matter, but this has been going on for a long time and if take this science fiction movie seriously, it will be big business in the future. The Leap centres on the discovery of an Earth like planet, ten years after the discovery the planet is ready for habitation and yet the cost of relocating is too much for many people, which is where human trafficking comes in.
In 2069, New Earth is declared open for civilian migration, a decade after its discovery. As tales of wonder and opportunity reach the Old World, taking ‘the leap’ becomes the dream of millions. Unable to afford the journey, many of the less fortunate risk their lives being smuggled aboard cargo ships. The inter-planetary Migration Administration, or IPMA, deals with human trafficking on a biblical scale.
There is a subtle message in this story, where humans are still being transported like cattle. The only difference in this case is that instead of trying to get into another country, they are trying to get onto another planet. For more details on this movie check out the Leap website where there is information and details of this interesting story. However, make sure your watch the movie here first!