Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Films on Human Trafficking

If you haven't read Christine's post on the recent [Free Them] walk, please do! This post was inspired by learning about Christopher Bessette's film "Trade of Innocents" while at the [Free Them] walk.
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I was raised on my father's passion for justice. He worked long and hard on the streets and in the office, and on the evenings I had the opportunity to see him, he might show us a documentary or movie related to his career. Some of the movies were also shown out of a strange parental way of showing he cared about our welfare.



The following are a list of films related to human trafficking (of course, there are SO MANY others). Movies provide a look into experiences of the victims, law enforcement, and traffickers. They allow us who have much to imagine a life with little.

Streetwise Kids - Romania (1996) - Directed by Journeyman Pictures
Modern Heroes, Modern Slaves (1999) - Directed by Marie Boti 
Trading Women (2002) - Directed by David Feingold
Human Trafficking (2005) - Directed by Christian Duguay
All the Invisible Children (2005) - Directed by Joh Woo
Daryl Hannah's human trafficking documentary (2006) 
Border War: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration (2006) - Directed by Kevin Knoblock
Taken (2008) - Directed by Pierre Morel
Redlight (2009) - Directed by Guy Jacobson, Adi Ezroni and Charles Kiselyak
The Whistleblower (2010) - Directed by Larysa Kondracki
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011) - Directed by Benjamin Nolot
And Free the Slaves' video library

If you have free time and are tired of reading through the mass of text on your computer, learn more about human trafficking by watching a film or documentary. Always learn more. And remember after watching, "You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know" (William Wilberforce). 


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