A former slave and an unlikely group of citizens come together in an effort to create the first slave-free city in the US.
American Love Story is a documentary narrative that was shot over the course of five years. Through the story of Jessica Richardson, a survivor of domestic sex trafficking, American Love Story explores how modern slavery is perpetuated in the United States within our cultural systems and attitudes. As Jessica journeys across the US, advocating for survivors, she joins a small group of Austinites determined to end slavery in their city. They form an ambitious plan to engage every city sector and in doing so, discover the power love has to create lasting solutions and reclaim human worth.