If you can invest just one hour to learn about modern-day slavery and what can be done to end it, you should watch the new documentary film #standiwithme. After premiering in 30 U.S. cities earlier this year, the movie is now available to watch online. People who watch it via the player below on the FTS blog will help support Free the Slaves; a portion of every screening sale goes to FTS.
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Only a 9-year-old would dream a lemonade stand could free 500 enslaved children. After seeing a photo of two enslaved boys in Nepal, Vivienne Harr is moved to help in the only way she knows how: by setting up her lemonade stand. With the goal of freeing 500 children from slavery, she sets up her stand every day, rain or shine. In telling Vivienne’s story, #standwithme examines the realities of modern-day slavery, the role we play in it as consumers, and the importance of knowing the story behind what we buy.
#standwithme shows what you get when you combine the world-class photography of Lisa Kristine, the innovative front line anti-slavery projects of Free the Slaves, and a vivacious 9-year-old California girl who decided she wants to help end child slavery. This powerful documentary spreads the message that slavery still exists but can be overcome. It chronicles how artistry and activism can build bridges to freedom for millions trapped in slavery around the world.
The film tells the story of Lisa Kristine’s heart-stopping photographs of slavery hot spots where Free the Slaves works. (Purchase Lisa’s prints and book here – proceeds benefit Free the Slaves.) A California family saw Lisa’s slavery photos in her gallery – and decided to snap into action. Vivienne Harr raised thousands of dollars for the anti-slavery movement by selling lemonade. Her family has started bottling the recipe and selling it online and in small grocery stores. Free the Slaves is one of several organizations that benefit from Make A Stand Lemon-Aid sales.
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