Project Description

Shadow’s Law: The True Story of a Swedish Detective Inspector Fighting Prostitution

Simon Haggstrom

Detective inspector Simon Häggström is head of the Stockholm Police Prostitution Unit. Everyday, he meets those who inhabit the shadowy underbelly of Stockholm; the prostituted women, and men, who try to keep their business hidden and the punters who at all cost want to avoid being caught. Even though Sweden has a strict anti-prostitution law, business is thriving.

Shadow’s Law tells the true stories of the people Simon Häggström and his co-workers encounter every day; young girls facing dangers they did not foresee, seven foreign women working and living together in a one bedroom apartment, Lovisa, born into a life of drugs and prostitution, and of course, the men who buy sex. These are their stories as they have never been told before.