See Annie Lennox's little bird in a whole new light. A powerful dance flash mob for LOVE146 in the heart of London, Trafalgar Square Please share and spread the word! West End dancers and singers donate their time and skills against child sex trafficking
Congratulations to Effie Pappa! Her beautiful anti-trafficking animation has just won an award at 2011 ANIMFEST, International Animation Festival, Athens, Greece. Effie's passion and talent is an invaluable contribution to THE NO PROJECT. Effie, you are a gem and a wonderful example to so many artists against slavery. Credit to ALL who worked on this project!
Judges Comments: 2nd Award
1,2 MILLION CHILDREN by Effie Pappa, 2’ 36’’
The film is distinguished by its rhythm and the successful combination of techniques of animation, designed to discreetly pass a specific social message.
Richard Jobson and Emma Thompson's short film about the brutal realities of sex trafficking. Made in conjunction with The Helen Bamber Foundation featuring original music by Richard Ashcroft.
Emma Thompson on 'The Journey':
I've known Helen Bamber for about 25 years. When I was still a comedian, and doing stand-up, I would do a lot of benefits for the various foundations she was involved in. And when she started this new foundation, campaigning for the victims of human-rights abuse, she asked me to get involved – so I became chair.
The reason I've become particularly involved in this campaign heightening awareness of sex trafficking is that one of the victims spoke to me about her experiences. And I thought that her story would be something that might lend itself to many artistic forms. One of these was an installation which has just come back from New York and which I recently took to Madrid (it opened in Trafalgar Square a few years ago).
And the other was Richard's film. The Journey is quite abstract, because we felt that a lot of the films made about trafficking don't necessarily convey the full horror of what these woman go through. So, rather than making it with a traditional narrative, Richard made something that's about what happens on the inside. With me, floating about, being appalled, on the outside. We wanted to create something that was a visceral experience.
A documentary trailer about domestic minor sex trafficking and the abolitionist movement that's fighting it.
In this moving yet pragmatic talk, Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth. He shares stats and personal stories from his on-the-ground research — and names the price of freeing every slave on earth right now.