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Human trafficking and slavery: movies and documentaries

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Human trafficking  and slavery related movies  and documentarias selected by Foreign Policy Association, the largest network of global affairs blogs if its own presentation is true.  Staffed by professional contributors from the worlds of journalism, academia, business, non-profits and think tanks, the Foreign Policy Blogs (FPB) network tracks global developments from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and everywhere in between, daily.

The list of movies and documentaries included in this list, last checked on March 11, 2013, ends in 2009.

2009
Call and Response
Taken
2008
War Dance
The war stole everything, except their music. Set against the backdrop of Uganda’s 20 year civil war during which over 30,000 children have been abducted by a rebel army, the documentary tells the story of Dominic, Rose, Nancy and their school in the Patongo Internally Displaced Persons camp as they take an historic journey to compete in Uganda’s national music and dance festival. See more at http://www.wardancethemovie.com/

2007

 

HOLLY

 

 

Shot on location in the brothels and alleyways of Phnom Penh, “Holly”, opens your eyes to the seedy world of sex trafficking in Cambodia. The film follows Holly (Thuy Nguyen) a 12 year old Vietnamese girl, sold by her parents, and now highly valued for her virginity. By chance card shark and American expat (Ron Livingston) and Holly meet and he resolves to save her from a horrific fate. For more information and to view a trailer go to: http://www.priorityfilms.com/

 

 

Price of Sugar

 

 

Documentary following a Dominican Priest, Fr. Hagerty, as he exposes the abuse of Haitian slave laborers on one sugar plantation in the Dominican Republic. Warned not to go to the sugar plantations, where the majority of his parishioners are, Father Hartley ignores the warnings and finds himself in utter dismay over the conditions of the workers. He fights tirelessly to educate the workers on their right, fight for justice, and provide for his parishioners the best he can, despite threats and outrage by many in the town. For more information and to view a trailer go to: http://www.thepriceofsugar.com/

 

 

Amazing Grace

 

 

Film based on the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce. Wilberforce was elected to the British House of Commons at the age of 21. On his way to a successful political career, Wilberforce, over the course of two decades, took on the English establishment and persuaded those in power to end the inhumane trade of slavery in the British Empire. For more information and to view a trailer go to: http://www.amazinggracemovie.com/

 

 

TRADE

 

 

Film about two different girls from very different backgrounds who are both sold into prostitution and the sex slave industry. For more information and to view a trailer go to: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809420398/info

 

 

Cargo Innocence Lost

 

 

Michael Cory Davis A Docudrama about commercial sex trafficking in the United States http://www.cargoinnocencelost.com

 

 

Svetlana’s Journey

 

 

Michael Cory Davis A gripping true story about a 13 year old Bulgarian girl sold to into prostitution. http://www.svtelanasjourney.com

 

 

Gate Keeper

 

 

John Carlos Frey A true to life drama bassed on US Border Patrol and D.E.A. reports highlighting human, labor, and drug trafficking. http://www.gatekeeperfilm.com

 

 

Modern Slavery

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/world/slavery/default.stm Source: CSR Wire

 

 

Not for Sale

 

 

http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/Trailer01.aspx

 

 

Lives for Sale

 

 

A one-hour investigative documentary exposes the painful, rarely seen human side of illegal immigration – including the growing black market trade in human beings.
http://www.livesforsale.com/
Source: CSR Wire

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[youtube]http://youtu.be/UYP2t37NGLU[/youtube] Film of director Kristína Herczegová. Music by Lyrik H – Tento deň (Subido el 20/11/2010)

 

 

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