Modern Day Slavery Film Forum (22 August)

Don't miss this Friday's screening of two powerful films on human trafficking

Dear film lovers,

Join us for a screening of two human trafficking documentaries organised by EmancipAsia at The Arts House at The Old Parliament on Friday, 22 August.

Event timing: 7.30pm

SOLD: Fighting the New Global Slave Trade PG (PG13)

Documentary, Togo, India, Pakistan and Middle East
Directed by Jody Hassett Sanchez

Duration: 54 min

In our globalised world the trading of children for sex or forced labour is a burgeoning industry. It is estimated as many as 23 million children are slaves in various countries around the world. In the lead up to International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, this film looks at the efforts of 3 people working on the frontline to rescue, rehabilitate and prevent children being stolen, sold or deceived into slavery. They are: a former Hindu nun in India, an Islamic lawyer in Pakistan and a Christian social worker in Togo. All approach their work from a faith perspective and their efforts in the face of great odds are remarkable. But the most powerful testimony is from the children. SOLD: Fighting the New Global Slavery has been broadcast in more than 40 countries and continues to screen in festivals around the world.

“Cinematically beautiful despite the hideous subject.... Sold will make you want to applaud. [It] will make you want to do something.” —The Washington Post

“A powerfully inspiring story and highly recommended for all collections.” —Educational Media Reviews Online

Event timing: 9.00pm

Sex Slaves (PG13)

Documentary, Moldova, Ukraine and Turkey

Directed by Ric Esther Bienstock

Duration: 55 min

Sex Slaves provides a firsthand account of international human trafficking by going to countries such as Moldova and Ukraine where girls are recruited, then following the trail to the various countries and locales where they end up. The film focuses on the remarkable story of a Ukrainian man on a mission to find his pregnant, trafficked wife in Turkey. He poses as a trafficker and sets out to buy his wife back. Interviews with traffickers, experts, police vice-squads and former sex slaves, along with undercover footage, provide a glimpse into the frightening reality and scope of the problem. Sex Slaves has screened at over 20 international film festivals and won numerous awards, including a 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.

“A stunning documentary” - The Sunday Times

The screening will be held at The Art House, where we will share more about human trafficking or modern day slavery, a US$32 billion heinous crime against humanity. Almost every country is involved either as a supply or destination country, and that includes Singapore.

Film is a powerful medium which conveys audio and visual messages which are better retained and creates emotional and long lasting impact which helps to shape personal and social attitudes. Learn about what you can do to help to combat this social injustice. You can visit: http://www.emancipasia.org/ for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Founder of EmancipAsia

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Fri Aug 22, 2014
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM SGT
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The Arts House at The Old Parliament
Venue Address
1 Old Parliament Lane Singapore 179429 Singapore
8 mins walk from City Hall MRT Station
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