What are the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets?
Would you believe me if I told you it was the 27 million slaves that exist in the world today?
Call + Response, the first documentary of its kind, reveals the unbelievable truth that today there are more slaves in the world than ever before in history. Going deeply undercover in the most slavery rich regions of the world, Call + Response tells the stories of those women and children whose lives have become trapped in the sex, labor and child slavery systems of the world.
Call + Response reveals other shocking statistics. Did you know that:
- Over 22 million children are sold into the sex trade every year.
- An estimated 17,000 slaves are trafficked into the United States every year.
- In 2007 slave traders made more money than Google, Nike, and Starbucks combined. That’s over 32 billion dollars!
“This is wrong. This is obscene. It is foul and I’m not going to stand for it,” says Ashley Judd in the documentary trailer.
The documentary is filled with other prominent political and cultural figures like Cornel West, Madeleine Albright, Daryl Hannah, Julia Ormond, and, Nicholas Kristof.
Infused with performance from Grammy award winning and critically acclaimed artists such as Moby, Natasha Bedingfield, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Imogen Heap, Talib Kweli, Five For Fighting, Switchfoot, members of Nickel Creek and Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, Rocco Deluca, Call + Response is like no other documentary of our time – it’s a Rockumentary. Hailed as the “Sound of the 21st Century Abolitionist Movement,” the film uses the power of music to create a rallying cry against the world’s merciless slavery movement.
Call + Response isn’t just a film. It’s a movement. Building off the idea that change cannot be solved alone by governments and non-projects but requires community-based participation, it has created a modern abolitionist movement to end global slavery through grassroots field projects for each aspect of human slavery: sex slavery, labor slavery, child soldiers, and child slavery. 100% of profits derived from the film, dvd, soundtrack, itunes downloads, and apparel will be used to fund projects around the world to reduce slavery and care for its victims.
Documentaries have always interested me but as of late this one takes the cake bar none! It reminds me of Eve Ensler’s play the Vagina Monologues that created VDay, the global movement to stop violence against women and girls. In 10 years, Vday has raised over $60 million, money that has been used to fund anti-violence groups and projects in communities around the world. There is no doubt it my mind that Call + Response can be just as effective in helping putting and end to human slavery.
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