Unchosen is unique in using film to raise awareness of modern day slavery in the UK and Ireland. The film competition gives filmmakers the opportunity to work with one of the case studies listed by Unchosen on their website and produce a short film and tell the story of an individual or community affected by forced labour. Topics covered include gender, nationality, age, pay and education.
As an anti-trafficking charity, Unchosen organises film campaigns to raise public awareness and combat all forms of human trafficking, forced labour, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude across the United Kingdom. The charity’s vision is that the more people who are able to recognise the signs of trafficking and act upon them, the more victims can be identified and referred to the appropriate support services.
In running the Modern Day Slavery Short Film Competition, Unchosen highlights the power of film, and the importance of communities joining forces in the fight against slavery. The competition becomes an outlet for real-life stories and a platform for discussion through film as an accessible and emotionally engaging tool.
The judging panel includes Ken Loach, Catherine Bray, Justin Chadwick and Anne Rea. Submissions close 13 August 2014.
1. Film still courtesy of Unchosen.
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