Slavery: A Global Investigation

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Slavery: A Global InvestigationThe 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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  • Bluesmanwalking

    These types of horror stories are in all 3rd world countries and even some not so 3rd world. Corporations are very aware of what they're buying and where it comes from, that's how they decide on a buy & sell price. Governments keep these countries in the dark ages for their profit of course. Make no mistake tho, the officials of the poorest countries on the planet may it be dictators, corrupted or illegal governments, they all get largely paid. As a matter of fact, during the Summer seasons you can see them partying on their 30 million dollar yachts mooring in the waters of the Mediterranean facing Monte Carlos or Cannes.
    You can say nothing changes, because it doesn't. But tomorrow, i will take the necessary time to enter carpet stores and confront them if they don't have "Rugmark" on India made carpets. I will also check a fine chocolate maker near my house... . What would really help to fix and heal the world, is having Documentaries on regular TV channels on prime times nightly, do we really need "are you smarter than a fifth grader" ???. I can't believe there is no Producers on the site (TDF), you'd make lots of money don't worry about it.
    Peace. Keep up the Great Work Vlatko, something will change.

  • whatistruth

    I knew about the diamond slaves but it hit much closer to the heart to find it in our own borders . no doubt the people working as domestic slaves in the US and Britian our in the homes of millionaires. What these people can't afford to pay a girl a decent salary. say like $50k a year what is $50k to these people... a bad nite in vegas. elitist pigs wake up and smell the cocoa i guess we need to tell them...
    Vlatko Thamk you for your work in finding these thought provoking docs.

  • enduring freedom

    Capitalism has its flaws but it is the best system and the problem lies with the goverments of the third world countries who dont put safe guards in for the working class

  • enduring freedom

    these goverments of these countries are a pitfull exuse they need to set up an agency or at least a volunter force that finds these forced slaves then take the owner and exucutes him.

  • enduring freedom

    when i say goverments i mean the 3rd world goverments.

  • Jarkiewicz

    enduring freedom: capitalism is best system for those who gain and profit from the exploation of this worlds people....if thats best....well, its not the world I want, and not the boys in the Ivory coast.

  • rpolady

    A couple of years ago I saw a documentary that mentioned The Border Hays family were responsible for Scots being enslaved and sent to plantations. Does anyone know the name of it please as I would like to see it again?