Through video and the physicality of dance, the Free Body Film explores how we are altered when faced with the daunting truth of human trafficking. How do we reckon with the understanding that this human rights abuse is happening to women around us? How do we make a difference?
To be filmed on the vibrant streets of Portland, Oregon in June, the Free Body Film unites dancers in Portland with dancers and anti-trafficking advocates in Kolkata, India. Although we are continents apart, we are connected through the universal language of dance and the desire to live in a world free of human trafficking. The film will be set to stirring original music composed by filmmaker, Elspeth Duncan which blends Kolkata street sounds with the voices of survivors.
The Free Body Film unites dancers and activists to help raise awareness of human trafficking while addressing the urgent need of freedom, healing, and dignity for all. Through the Free Body Film, we recognize the universality of movement to raise awareness about this important issue, reaching audiences both near and far.
How you can help:
Your funding will support equipment costs, permits, editing, post-production, awareness-raising and promotional materials, as well as equipment rentals. We have big dreams for the Free Body Film; your support will allow us to bring the film to life as well as hold screenings across Portland and throughout the West Coast. Thanks to you, we will be able to bring the discussion of human trafficking to wider audiences in a profound new way.
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