Anti-Slavery Day

14-18th October 2019. Online.

StoryLab in collaboration with Encounters Film Festival and Rhizome Live were hosting online screenings, discussions and an interactive workshop during the Anti-Slavery week culminating in a live Q&A with the creative team behind The Crossing on the 18th of October.

Films can bear witness to human rights violations and create a powerful forum for individuals on both sides of the lens to engage with knowledge that can have a positive impact on society. On 18th October 2019 Anti-Slavery Day, StoryLab and Rhizome Live piloted an innovative distribution of The Crossing an immersive film that explores the story of a young girl sex trafficked through the ‘Loverboy’ method. Rhizome Live provided a dynamic online space to host a workshop on The Crossing, related educational materials and interconnected dialogues around them, with schools, front line services and policy makers. In collaboration with Encounters Film Festival, curators of the Unchosen Collection of trafficking films, this workshop aimed to produce concrete outcomes on how modern slavery films can be effectively disseminated for powerful and impactful audience engagement. With the increase in trafficking both globally and domestically, this workshop aimed to answer the urgent need to harness the power of determined, collaborative best practice and collective thinking to end modern slavery.