A young Free the Slaves supporter named April recently created her own beautifully-produced anti-slavery film. After becoming aware of modern-slavery, she decided to take action. She launched a blog called “Later, Slavery,” with frequent updates featuring articles, thought-leaders and media about the anti-slavery movement. We love her creativity—and the fact that she’s channeling her talents to raise awareness about modern-slavery!
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The Unchosen film festival in Bristol, UK, now in its third year, is opening next Monday, and will run through November 16. The event touts itself as the only film festival in the UK that concentrates exclusively on the topic of slavery. The festival has partnered with several prominent anti-slavery organizations—including Anti-Slavery International, which Free the Slaves is affiliated with.
This year’s films depict slavery on the streets of Lisbon, child trafficking in Brazil and sex slavery read more >
There are more slaves today than ever in history. Yet, the issue of modern day slavery has not yet cracked mainstream discourse the way we’d like. So we are always heartened to see when intelligent, creative people use innovative ways to raise awareness about what we see as the human rights issue of our time.
THAI WORKERS COME FORWARD IN BIGGEST HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASE IN US HISTORY
Via Neon Tommy: Several dozen Thai workers—many of them hiding their faces behind scarves and sunglasses—spoke at a press conference in front of a Thai temple in Los Angeles yesterday. The workers were victims in the largest human trafficking case in U.S. history. Hundreds of Thai workers were allegedly lured into slavery by Beverly Hills-based labor recruiting agency Global Horizons Manpower. They paid the agency up to read more >
Actress Emma Thompson took a lot of heat last month when she criticized Audrey Hepburn for being “fantastically twee” in the 1964 musical “My Fair Lady.” When asked what twee meant, Thompson replied that it’s “whimsy without wit. It’s mimsy-mumsy sweetness without any kind of bite. And that’s not for me. She can’t sing and she can’t really act, I’m afraid.”
Canada has just launched an ad campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking. Backed by the Canadian government, the Blue Blindfold media blitz is based on the campaign of the same name launched in the UK back in 2007. Based around the motif of people wearing blue blindfolds, the campaign urges the community: “don’t close your eyes” to modern day slavery.