Created July 2011
The NEW Underground Railroad End Slavery Now – Filmmakers could make a difference if they were to get involved in something like this as well as translators, printers, lawyers, philanthropists, etc.
Slavery Institute postcard
The only film I’ve watched on this list so far is Ashanti, quite some time ago on television when I erroneously believed that slavery no longer existed in the world, and Amazing Grace (on William Wilberforce’s efforts to abolish slavery in England) when it came out in 2006 and I was aware of some of the contemporary cases of human trafficking. (Ignorance is bliss, but awareness is better.)
Polaris Project During their senior year at Brown University, Katherine Chon and Derek Ellerman developed a passion to combat human trafficking after reading a newspaper article describing the horrific conditions of a brothel located near their college apartments. Named after the North Star that guided slaves towards freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project has been providing a comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery since 2002.
International Princess Project
In the tradition of abolitionist William Wilberforce and transformational leaders like Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King, Jr., IPP’s work is founded on the Christian call to justice articulated in the Bible (Isaiah 1:17): Seek justice, protect the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.
Melvyn Bragg’s BBC Radio 4 In Our Time
Empowering people around the world with a $25 loan: Kiva , a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.
TED Global- Kevin Bales: How to Combat Modern Slavery (2010) “This is an economic crime. People do not enslave people to be mean to them. They do it to make a profit.”
Playground. Interview with the director Libby Spears (Apr. 29, 2009)Read less