Hey there! Call and Response opens this week for a limited time in selected theaters across the nation. Check it out and invite friends :)
Slavery is everywhere - from the coffee we drink to the clothes we wear to the massage parlors on the corner. 27 MILLION men, women and children in slavery today, overseas and in our own backyards - Berkeley, San Francisco, Detroit, DC, you name it...
Call and Response is a documentary by Justin Dillon, friend and musician, which uses undercover footage and interviews with politicians, abolitionists and other luminaries (Madeline Albright, Gary Haugen, David Batstone, Cornel West, Julia Ormond and others) to expose the evil of human trafficking and other forms of modern-day slavery. And amazing musical performances to inspire individuals to take action and build a cohesive 21st century abolitionist movement (Talib Kweli, Moby, Matisyahu, Ben Folds Five, Natasha Bedingfield and others).
The film was made on a small budget with heaps of volunteer time and donations, from the artists to the producers to the editors to the promoters (I transcribed some unbelievably moving interviews) which means that ALL the profits from the film will go directly to organizations, such as IJM and Not For Sale, organizations which are freeing and caring for slaves as I write. Awesome eh? This means that promotion of the movie itself is volunteer - ie word of mouth. So please, if you feel so moved, pass this along to friends, family, coworkers, whomever...
If you'd like to learn more about the film and showtimes, check out http://www.callandresponse.com. Justin and Julia Ormond will also be discussing the film on Dr Phil this Thursday, Oct 9.
Thanks for reading this - and for participating in the 21st century abolitionist movement to free each and every one of the 27 million. Peace.
"Justice is what Love looks like in Public..." Dr. Cornel West
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to gain mighty triumphs, even though checkered by failure, then to take rank with those poor spirits who neither gain much nor suffer much because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt