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Journey & truth

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Journey & truth

Surprise

I enjoy surprising people, giving them a little more than they were expecting. Over the past two weeks, our award-winning documentary, 'Sisters for Sale', has been surprising a lot of people - including many of the people who worked on it. A little surprise...

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Right here, right now

We've reached over 142,500 people - via Facebook, Imgur, Instagram, Twitter, and email - since our 2019 fundraising campaign launched last week. It's a modest achievement compared to some of our previous fundraising efforts. (On 1st November 2016, for example, we...

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Glitches

Two days ago, we released a special sneak-peek of 'Sisters for Sale' to our supporters, ahead of the global launch on 16th May. 'Sisters for Sale' is a unique story with the power to make a very real difference against the global human trafficking crisis. Because of...

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Go for launch

'Sisters for Sale' sneak-peek Two weeks from today will be the global launch of our award-winning feature documentary, 'Sisters for Sale'. Today, for the very first time, those of you who have supported our work will receive a very special sneak-peek at the film....

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Speaking in tongues

It's now less than a week until the special early release of our feature documentary, 'Sisters for Sale', and we're hard at work here behind the scenes. We're preparing not one film, but eight separate versions: both the original and the fully-subtitled English...

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People get ready

We're hard at work getting ready for the global launch of our feature documentary, 'Sisters for Sale', and today we have some more details to share with you. The global launch will take place on Thursday 16th May. Those of you who have contributed $25 or more to...

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Challengers

Our feature documentary, 'Sisters for Sale', has had a fantastic start - it has now screened at two competitive festivals, and has won prizes at both! At our European premiere in November, 'Sisters for Sale' won the Arrigoni Prize for courageous storytelling at the...

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The final countdown

Asian premiere Following the success of our European and Australian premieres of 'Sisters for Sale', we had big plans for the documentary in Asia. We'd hoped to organise the Asian premiere ourselves - in Vietnam, together with Alliance Anti-Trafic and Blue Dragon...

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Funny how time slips away

I'm currently staying with friends in a half-constructed house in Asia. Just a few minutes ago, one of the construction workers stepped inside and saw me typing. 'Facebook?' he guessed, gesturing at my laptop. He clearly spoke English as a second language, if at all,...

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#MeToo: Now what?

Six years ago, after my friends were kidnapped, I launched 'The Human, Earth Project' to raise awareness of human trafficking. My work with human trafficking soon led me to an even larger issue, which affects us all directly: the issue of women's rights. For the past...

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Fire it up

Our Australian premiere of ‘Sisters for Sale’ took place last Wednesday 16th January at Screenwave International Film Festival in Coffs Harbour. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. On one hand, I knew the Screenwave team were extremely well-organised and they’d put together a fantastic 16-day program. On the other hand, Coffs Harbour – with its beaches and banana groves – seemed like a strangely provincial location for such a large film festival.

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Back in black

Four weeks ago, thanks to a massive technical failure and a consistent error in creating backups, I lost our feature documentary, 'Sisters for Sale'.  Yesterday, thanks to Laco Gaal and Dave Imison, I was finally able to reconstruct the film, which means we can now go...

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Something’s burning

This year's festive season has been marred by catastrophic technical failure for our feature documentary, 'Sisters for Sale'.  'Sisters for Sale' is comprised of over a thousand separate video, audio, animation, graphics and music files.  Using the software, editing...

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Australian premiere

After the recent success of our world premiere (and first award!) at the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples, Italy, I'm excited to announce the details of the next major event on our calendar: our Australian premiere.  Our feature documentary, 'Sisters for Sale',...

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Courage

Last Thursday was the world premiere of our feature documentary, 'Sisters for Sale', at the X Festival del Cinema dei Diritti Umani di Napoli - that is, the 10th Human Rights Film Festival of Naples, in Italy.  The day before the premiere, we released the gorgeous...

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For the first time today

Ahead of tomorrow's world premiere of 'Sisters for Sale' in Naples, Italy, I'm excited to announce that the 'Sisters for Sale' soundtrack is being released today!  'Sisters for Sale' has a gorgeous original score composed by the amazing Johanna N. Wilson and Will M....

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