What do you know about slavery today?
by Ozzie Zehner
We generally think of slavery as something of the past but slavery in its many forms persists today, perhaps in your own community. This is the topic of a new film, Not My Life. I got a chance to see the film before its October debut at the United Nations Film Festival, where it is an official selection (you can too with a donation).
Director Robert Bilheimer asserts that his film “probes the dark, hidden, and often unspeakable realities of human trafficking and modern-day slavery– multi-billion dollar global industries that earn their profits.”
Not My Life presses beyond conventional portrayals of trafficking to expose the complexity of human exploitation and the very systems of power that reproduce it.