Hansel and Gretel are children whose father is a woodcutter. When a great famine settles over the land, the woodcutter's abusive second wife decides to take the children into the woods. Her plan was to abandon the kids in the woods so that she and her husband will not starve to death.
They discover a large cottage built of confectionery from which a hideous old hag emerges and lures them inside with the promise of soft beds and delicious food.
In this version poor families, unable to feed their children begin abandoning them in the depths of the forest. Desperate for food or shelter, naive children walk into the devils mouth. They encounter a sweet woman with a candy house, whose promise of food and shelter charms the children into feeding the system that maintains millions of children trapped in servitude, human trafficking and online sex tourism.
Poverty becomes the conveyor belt of child slavery, their dreams of a sweet life consumes them instead.