|It ought to concern every person, because it’s a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at the social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name—modern slavery.Our fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time…
—President Barack Obama, September 25, 2012
“The same week President Obama made this statement, a film called Journey to Freedom played in U.S. Embassies around the globe. It tells the true stories of two men—21st Century Cambodian Vannak Prum and 19th Century American Solomon Northup—who were sold into slavery more than 150 years apart. It also examines the communities of abolitionists from yesterday and today that fight to free men and women like Vannak and Solomon who are held against their will and forced to work for others.
Journey to Freedom is a documentary that brings to life the startling similarities between historic slavery and human trafficking, inspiring today’s freedom fighters. Produced by the National Underground Freedom Center, with support from US State Department and Google.
Directed by Justin Dillon of Slavery Footprint.
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