In a world where 45 million children, women, and men live as modern-day slaves, the fight for justice cannot wait. At the End of Slavery: The Battle for Justice in Our Time takes you inside the violent and ugly business of slavery, from the brothels of the Philippines to the brick kilns of India. Undercover footage, first-person testimony from former slaves and respected experts expose the enormity of the crime, but a remarkable strategy and the courage of today’s abolitionists offer hope for a final end to this brutal trade. At the End of Slavery is a clarion call to every viewer to join the movement to end slavery in our lifetime. A film alone cannot end slavery, but together we can.
“Chosen, a documentary by Shared Hope International, tells the shocking true story of two ‘All-American’ teenage girls tricked into trafficking…Both were manipulated. Both were exploited. Both were chosen.”
Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city’s notorious red light district.
Freedom: Indifference is Not an Option is a short, moving film that tells the stories of three people in three different parts of the world who were once held captive as modern-day slaves but are now free.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide was filmed in 10 countries and follows Kristof, WuDunn, and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe, oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds — present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change. All over the world, women are seizing this opportunity.
Envisioned and developed by Awaken Media, In Plain Sight seeks to raise awareness of the thousands of women and children who are forced, coerced, or deceived into the commercial sex trade each year in the United States. Through the mediums of a documentary film, study guide, and accompanying benefit music album, we open the eyes of the average American to what’s happening “in plain sight” – the exploitation of thousands of people in their own communities without them even being aware.
“Based on the book Not for Sale by David Batstone, this DVD covers what modern-day abolitionists are doing to fight the rampant terrors of human trafficking in the US and abroad.”
Not My Life comprehensively depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, sex tourism, sexual exploitation, and child soldiering.
As nations around the globe attempt to fight sex trafficking, many consider legalizing prostitution. Two filmmakers travel across ten countries to explore the issue, attempting to answer the question:
“How can we prevent sexual exploitation before it happens in the first place?”
Though governments are getting better at prosecuting traffickers and providing aftercare to victims, it is time we begin to ask the question of what lies at the root.