Face to Face with Slavery
Two remarkable volunteer filmmakers are on the front lines with Free the Slaves this year to document what freedom looks like. Cassie and Jordan Timpy, a couple from Washington, describe themselves as "passionate visual storytellers who will travel to the ends of the earth to capture life's joys and sorrows." They are visiting villages in Nepal, India, Congo and Ghana. "We recently feel called to donate our skills for a greater purpose, and so we have decided to take a leap of faith this year," they explain on their website, Agape Visuals.
We are proud to premiere the first of their videos right now. It’s called “Stopping the Traffic.” In this short film, two trafficking survivors in Nepal, Seema and Kamala, describe how they were enslaved while migrating for work. The women escaped and are now helping to prevent others from falling prey to traffickers. Seema says in the video that working as an abolitionist now helps her “live in my family and society with dignity.” Keep an eye on the Free the Slaves video page for new films from the front lines every other week for the next four months!