Modern slavery discussed at Belfast Film Festival
Law Centre (NI) and Belfast Film Festival present:
Unchosen - Three short films on modern slavery
Saturday 25 April 2015, 12pm, Queen’s Film Theatre – FREE EVENT - panel discussion
Slavery was abolished over 200 years ago, however the Home Office estimates there are still 10,000-13,000 victims of slavery in the UK today. Unchosen uses film to explore and expose the real life stories of victims of slavery so we are all better informed to take action.
Director: Tim Keeling
Henry runs a corner shop in a sleepy town by the coast, and begins to notice that his new free range egg supplier may not be as ethical as he seems.
This film won Unchosen’s UK-wide film competition in 2014. It is based on a story submitted by the Law Centre’s Anti-Trafficking Young People Project. Although the story is transposed to an English setting, it describes the reality of the lives of some trafficked farm workers and food packers in Northern Ireland.
My Friend Ivor
Polish Piotr is sixty years old when he and his younger friend Ivor come to England in search of work. What they find shocks them both.
Director: Niki Anastasi
A letter home to mama from Nicu, a newly trafficked, 9 year old Romanian boy.
An expert panel will discuss modern slavery in Northern Ireland and what we can do to help.
Law Centre (NI)’s Anti-Trafficking Young People Project is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. The project aims to ensure that every young person who is a victim of trafficking in Northern Ireland receives the legal guidance and representation he or she needs. It is funded by Comic Relief. Advisers are welcome to contact project worker Fidelma O'Hagan through the Law Centre’s advice line:028 9024 4401 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1pm.
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.
Belfast Film Festival 2015 has an exciting programme of events. Check it out here.