The global economy has created immense wealth in the West, but it has also spawned a sinister new market in slaves – in Africa, Asia and South America, and on our own doorsteps in the capitals of Britain and the U.S. True Vision of London produced this 80-minute documentary, inspired by Free the Slaves President Kevin Bales’ award-winning book Disposable People, exposes cases of slavery around the world. Filmmakers Brian Edwards and Kate Blewett actually buy slaves in Africa and help free child slaves in India. The film exposes slavery in the rug-making sector of Northwest India, the cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast, and even the home of a World Bank official in Washington, D.C. Small, personal stories of slavery are woven together to tell the larger story of slavery in the global economy. Slavery won the Peabody Award in 2001.
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Thank you for bringing awareness of this horrendous situation, I am horrified and outraged at the same time that it is happening right under our noses and nothing is being said about it in the media, I don’t wonder why it is all about profits and those children are just commodities.
everyone who watches this movie needs to call the questions/comments hotline on the back of a hershey’s bar and ask them if their chocolate comes from slave labor.
it says nothing about slavery on their corporate responsibility page:
no more chocolate is going into my mouth