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Modern day slavery short film competition

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The Law Centre is proud to be involved in the UK-wide Unchosen Modern Day Slavery short film competition 2014.

About the competition

Make a short film, maximum 10 minutes, based on one of the forced labour case studies listed here.

Working closely with leading support charities, academics and government agencies, Unchosen has collated a series of genuine case studies that demonstrate the complex reality of forced labour. We have included cases where the forced labour takes place in the UK & Ireland as well as international cases where individuals are exploited in the supply chain of products and services that end up on UK and Irish High streets.

The case studies look at the multiple and varied reasons why an individual might find themselves in a position of forced labour and also look at what the different exit routes from these exploitative situations might be.

All case studies are based on genuine accounts however some details have been changed to protect confidentiality.

The winning films will be used to:

  • Raise awareness about forced labour in the UK & Ireland, and also internationally so that victims are more easily identified and given access to appropriate support.• Raise awareness about how our consumer choices here in the UK have a direct impact on people all around the world.
  • Engage a wide variety of audiences from politicians and policy makers, the media, schools and universities as well as the general public.
    See films from last year's competition here.

Why enter

Prizes: a cash prize of £300 will be awarded by Marsh Christian Trust to the winners of each subject category, plus an award for best Young Filmmaker. The overall winner will receive an additional £300.

Maximum Exposure: an expert panel will select the winning films which will be screened at a high profile awards ceremony in London. All winning films will embark on a road show tour of the UK & Ireland taking in film festivals and multiple other venues nationwide starting in October 2014.

Human Rights/Social change: your film will be used as a key tool in combatting modern-day slavery that takes place today in UK and Ireland.
For more information, and to enter: www.unchosen.org.uk/film-competition.html

About the project

Unchosen is an anti-trafficking charity that organises film campaigns to raise public awareness and combat all forms of human trafficking, forced labour, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude in the UK and Ireland.
Partners and supporters in the initiative are:

Gangmasters Licensing Authority, Economic Social Research Council, Rowntree Foundation, Behind the Label, Manchester Metropolitan University, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, Law Centre (NI), Precarious lives project (University of Leeds), Wai Yin Chinese Women's Society, Human Trafficking Foundation, Stop the Traffik, Kalayan justice for migrant domestic workers, Bright Button Productions, Segura, Into Film and the Marsh Christian Trust.

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