Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Call + Response... More Slaves Today Than Ever Before

I recently learned about this documentary, "Call+Response." It's about a topic that is ignored especially relative to the mass scale of the problem of modern day slavery. I first learned about the extent of this horrific issue through International Justice Mission years ago. Check out the site and go see this film! Here is the summary of the film project:

Call+Response is a first of its kind feature documentary film that reveals a terrifying secret: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. In 2007, slave traders made more money than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined. Call+Response goes deep undercover where slavery is thriving. First hand accounts from luminaries like Cornel West, Julia Ormond, Madeleine Albright, Daryl Hannah, Ashley Judd, and Nicholas Kristof provide the backdrop of for this 21st century nightmare. Grammy-winning and critically acclaimed artists including Moby, Natasha Bedingfield, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Imogen Heap, Talib Kweli, Five For Fighting, Switchfoot, members of Nickel Creek, Rocco Deluca, move this information into inspiration offering this century its first abolitionist songs.

CNN's report: A new movie is working to shed light on the international slave trade. CNN's Kareen Wynter reports.

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