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Use your influence!

Posted in Human trafficking with tags , , on April 12, 2012 by Charl

I have been thinking about what I could do in terms of making a difference on the theme of Human Trafficking. I came across this clip about Lewis Hine, the iconic photographer who is best known for the photograph of workers taking a lunch break on scaffolding with the New York skyline as a backdrop.
What I didn’t know was how he used his talent as a podium to make America aware of the plight of children being exploited as cheap labour.

What is your thing?

I enjoy movies. I thought it may be a good idea to approach a cinema and ask them to host a film festival showing films that hilight aspects of human trafficking. If they would donate the use of a cinema theatre, one could sell tickets and use the proceeds to support charities working in that field. So I want to invite everyone who reads this blog to propose a movie and if possible, a short description of why it should be included. Then, let’s see who we can get interested to host and who woul by a ticket to the movies proposed. Lastly, let’s have some proposals for which charities could be supported.

How could you become an influencer?

This is just one way to try and raise awareness.