Slavery on film: exposure or exploitation?

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture


Slavery takes place away from the public gaze, and its very existence is frequently denied by slave owners. Slaves themselves are powerless. So how is it possible to film such vulnerable people - many of them children as young as seven or eight - without making their lives even more dangerous? This talk was about three films I shot and directed for Al Jazeera - on child slavery on Haiti, bonded slaves in Pakistan and bride trafficking in India - and how I had to negotiate some of the very difficult ethical dilemmas in telling slaves' stories.
Period23 Jun 2013
Held atLuma Film Festival & the Festival of Ideas