Stolen Childhoods is the first feature documentary on global child labor ever produced. The film features stories of child laborers around the world, told in their own words. The film places these children's stories in the broader context of the worldwide struggle against child labor and provides an understanding of the causes of child labor, what it costs the global community, how it contributes to global insecurity and what it will take to eliminate it.

Shot in eight countries and narrated by Meryl Streep, the film has framing interviews with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and human rights advocates for children Pharis Harvey, Inderjit Khurana, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Wangari Maathai and Kailash Satyarthi.