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Hannah To Speak Out About Sex Slavery

WESTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress Daryl Hannah poses at the Mink display at the The Ultimate 'Green' Room Eco Lounge Emmy Gift Suite at the W Hotel on August 24, 2006 in Westwood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Daryl Hannah was interviewed in Santa Monica on Tuesday for a special episode of "America's Most Wanted" that focuses on the sex slave industry and the big business behind human trafficking.

The 45-year-old actress is currently filming a documentary about sex crimes and parts of it will air on the Fox crime show.

Andrea Miller, a freelance producer for "America's Most Wanted," spent two hours with the actress filming the TV segment, which will air on Nov. 25.

"She travels around the world and documents these kinds of sex crimes that are happening in various countries and she is basically making her own film about it," says Miller. "We talked about her film-making career now, you know, how she's an actress, activist turned filmmaker now. She wants to get as many people involved to know that there are more people in slavery today than any other time in our history."

Hannah's low-budget documentary, which is still in the early stages of production, is untitled and has no official release date, Miller said.

John Walsh, the host of "America's Most Wanted," said in a conference call Wednesday that Hannah traveled to Cambodia and Thailand to get footage for her documentary.

Hannah told Miller that she learned about about the booming sex slave industry from a friend.

"She was horrified because everybody thinks slavery has been abolished," says Miller. "She's a very caring and very human rights-oriented person, it pretty much shocked her to hear something like that, and she just felt that she had to do something about it."

"America's Most Wanted" began its 20th season in September.
By Amy Bonawitz
By Amy Bonawitz