Modern Slavery: #NOT MY LIFE

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month…

Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale.

Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.

“Human traffickers are earning billions of dollars on the backs and in the beds of our children,” says the film’s director, Academy Award nominee, Robert Bilheimer, “and yet no one knows this is happening.” We have a huge responsibility, right now, to learn the truth and act on it.

Challenging though it may be, Not My Life’s message is ultimately one of hope. Victims of slavery can be set free and go on to live happy and productive lives. Those who advocate for slavery victims are growing in numbers, and are increasingly effective. At this crossroads for the defining human rights issue of our time, Not My Life tells us, as the late Jonathan Mann said, “We can no longer flee, no longer hide, no longer separate ourselves.”

National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 OR Text BeFree (233733)
List of Global Trafficking Hotlines

I will be discussing this topic on Blog Talk Radio on January 22 at 9 pm….Trace/Lara

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whispernthunder

Published by Lara/Trace

...mosaic artist ...author ...poet... blog consultant... content curator... news junkie (My Memoir: One Small Sacrifice will be republished)

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