Unchosen, an anti-trafficking charity that organizes film campaigns to combat modern slavery in the U.K. and Ireland, is launching its 2014 Short Film Competition. The aim is “to challenge what people choose not to see.”
“The more people that know about the matter, the more likely it is to cause effective change,” says Unchosen.
Film entries from 2013 featured shorts on domestic servitude, sexual abuse and forced labor. Last year’s winner was titled “The Trip,” directed by Prano Bailey-Bond. It dramatizes the true story of Hung, a young Vietnamese man trafficked abroad on the promise of a job and a new life, only to be forced to work in a cannabis factory.
You must register by May 23 to be considered for this year’s competition, and complete your film by August 13.