Making it easy

Posted September 07

Today's a big day, for two reasons: 

1. For the very first time, I'm giving the world a sneak peek at 'Sisters For Sale', the film I've been working towards for the past 3.5 years. 

2. We've just launched our final, make-or-break fundraising campaign to keep 'Sisters For Sale' alive. 

'Sisters For Sale' is the shocking true story of my friends, who were kidnapped from their homes in Vietnam, trafficked into China, and sold as teenaged brides to local men. 

It is the story of a heartbreaking decision no mother should ever have to make: the choice between her child and her freedom. 

It is the story of a desperate real-life search and rescue attempt, as I risk my life to find my friends, setting in motion an incredible series of events. 

'Sisters For Sale' is a documentary with all the intrigue of a thriller, and will be a very powerful tool in the battle against human trafficking. 

But filmmaking is an expensive business, and a multi-year, feature-length project will leave a hole in anyone's pocket. 

Over the past 3.5 years, I've given every last cent of my personal savings to my work against human trafficking. 

I haven't seen a paycheck since 2013, and the only reason this project is still going is because my grandmother passed away in the middle of it. 

I got funding for a small film, and came back with a big story - now I need your help to bring it to the world. 

For 3.5 years, I've given everything I have to raise awareness of the global human trafficking crisis. 

It's up to you now, but I'm going to make it easy for you. 

First of all, I'm going to show you exactly what I've been fighting for.

For the first time, I've just released the first 40 minutes of 'Sisters For Sale'. 

It's taken 3.5 years of my life to bring it to you. 

If you've ever supported my work financially, you can see it for free, and should have already received a separate email with the link.  

I'm going to let the rest of you watch it for a dollar. 

That's right - one little dollar. It really doesn't get any easier than that. 

Friends have told me I'm giving away too much for too little - and they're right. But I made this film so that you could watch it. 

And that's not all. 

When you've seen the film, I want you to tell your friends about it - and I'm going to make that easy, too. 

You can win an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a month living amongst the colourful tribespeople of Sapa, in a breathtakingly beautiful corner of Vietnam, including all meals and accommodation. 

All you have to do is share our campaign with your friends, and we've made it very, very easy for you. 

It takes just three little steps: 

1. Open an account at Indiegogo. This takes literally 3 seconds using your Facebook account. 

2. Click the 'Link' button near the top of our campaign page, which will give you a personalised link to the campaign. 

3. Share the link with your friends - via Facebook, Twitter, email, however you like. 

If your friends contribute to the campaign - even if it's only a dollar - that counts as a referral. 

The person with the most referrals by the end of the campaign will win a life-changing month in Vietnam. 

It's that easy. 

This fantastic opportunity has been provided by ETHOS and by my mother, Susan Randall. 

(Please note that transport to and from Vietnam is not included, and dates and any special dietary requirements need to be discussed with ETHOS).

One last thing. 

The sooner you get involved, the more you'll help my work against human trafficking - so I'm going to make that easy for you, too. 

As a very special bonus, if you contribute within the next 48 hours - even if it's only a dollar - you'll receive a free copy of Chris Tenz's hauntingly beautiful album, 'Placing Faith In That Which Haunts Us'.

If your friends get involved, they'll get the album, too. 

The album has been graciously made available by Chris' widow Jess and good friend Frederik. 

I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I do. 

Everything you need is right here: sistersforsale.com

I really can't make it any easier than that. 

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