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For the last 10 years Unchosen has been raising awareness of modern slavery through the power of film. They ran a modern slavery-focused Film Competition and two key projects called Films Against Slavery and Stay Safe From Slavery. In 2018 the charity closed and Encounters were bestowed with the archive in order to carry on Unchosen’s legacy by using film to influence the social change we all hope for – to end modern slavery.
What Do You See?
Dir: Sally Arthur
1 mins 49 secs
An animation which shows how slavery works and what you can do about it. What Do You See?
Dir: Tim Keeling
9 mins 30 secs
Henry runs a corner shop in a sleepy English town by the coast, and begins to notice that his new free range egg supplier may not be as ethical as he seems.
The Secret Gardners
Dir: Ruth Beni
3 mins 46 secs
The Secret Gardeners aims to inform professionals about the plight of children who are forced by organised crime gangs to grow drugs.
Dir: Prano Bailey-Bond
The Trip’ tells the true story of Hung, a young Vietnamese man trafficked abroad on the promise of a job.
Let’s Talk About Sex
Dir: Li-Da Kruger
5 mins 51 secs
Meet Anja and Ian, a man and woman from two vastly different backgrounds with two vastly different experiences of a sexual encounter.
Dir: Shreepali Patel
14 mins 8 secs
The Crossing explores the story of a young girl sex trafficked into an organised industry through the ‘lover boy’ technique.
Dir: Tony Clark
7 mins 30 secs
Safina’ centres around a 16 year old Gambian girl escaping her traffickers. She has to prove she is a child to UK authorities who decide whether to grant her full protection or not.
Dir: Christian Kinde
9 mins 58 secs
Slaved centres on Jess, a 16 year old girl and a victim of sexual exploitation, after she has been taken in by a social worker, the film depicts the first meeting with her mother after she has been rescued.
I Want To Be…
Dir: Jane Gull
2 mins 32 secs
Dreams of a bright future turn into a living nightmare for some young girls.
Dir: Niki Anastasi
6 mins 12 secs
A letter home to mama from Nicu, a newly trafficked, 9 year old Romanian boy.
Dir: Jan Husar
3 mins 8 secs
A story of a survivor two moths before his death. Ivan, a well-educated man, formerly a man in a good shape, speaks of his dreadful experience of being exploited for three and a half year as a domestic slave.
Dir: Jonathan Kemp
10 mins 2 secs
When a homeless man is promised a better life working on a farm, he finds himself a prisoner and yearns to escape.
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