Modern Day Slavery Film Forum (23 August)


Join us for a screening of another two human trafficking documentaries organised by EmancipAsia at The Arts House at The Old Parliament this Saturday, 23 August.

Event timing: 7.30pm

Nefarious :Merchant of Souls (NC16)

Documentary, English

Produced by Benjamin Nolot

Duration: 96 mins

Nefarious: Merchant of souls is a hard-hitting, multi-award winning documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery. It gives an in-depth look at the human trafficking industry, showing where slaves are sold, where they work and where they are confined. With footage shot in over nineteen countries, Nefarious exposes the nightmare of sex slavery as experienced by hundreds of thousands daily, through the eyes of both the enslaved and their traffickers. The documentary features expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders and captures the gripping and triumphant testimonies of survivors in order to galvanise hope and vision. From initial recruitment to victim liberation – and everything in between – the previously veiled underworld of sex slavery is uncovered in the groundbreaking tell all Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. Nefarious has won a variety of film awards, including the Honolulu Film Award for best screenplay, the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival best documentary feature award, and the Indie Fest feature documentary award of excellence.

“… an unnerving documentary….” – South China Morning Post

Event timing: 9.30pm

Half the Sky (PG)

Drama, English, Cambodia

Directed by Maro Chermayeff, Hosted by Nicholas Kristof

Duration: 60 mins

This is one of the 4 stories featured in this 4 hours documentary. Filmed in 10 countries, the series follows Nicholas Kristof and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds — present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change. All over the world women are seizing this opportunity. This story is about Somaly Mam, a survivor of sex slavery in Cambodia who devotes her life in fighting sex trafficking and rescuing girls and women in Cambodia.

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

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. To find out what you can do to help to combat this social injustice, visit us at: http://www.emancipasia.org/ for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Founder of EmancipAsia

Event Timeline
Sat Aug 23, 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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