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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Don't be Oblivious: STOP THE TRAFFIK

Please do watch the film and pass on to as many people as you can. It's a very serous problem and we can all fight it in our small way!

6 Comments:

OpenID Owen said...

I agree, it's a serious problem and it's good you've drawn attention to it (I remember the shameful UN involvement in Bosnia) but I think that the film gives a confusing message about it. One of the big problems is transnational trafficking, which makes the victims much more vulnerable and less noticeable.

25 February, 2010 17:34  
Blogger Jazzy said...

the problem is that 'we' think people trafficking is happening somewhere else although it's on our doorstep and people are turning a blind eye on it.
i think this video shows exactly that which is quite shocking.
it's great that 'STOP THE TRAFFIK' charity has managed to get a slot in British cinemas with two short films (one of them is this one), as ads to project just before the movie starts so it can reach wider audience.
knowledge is power!

26 February, 2010 03:41  
OpenID Owen said...

Unfortunately the "storyline" doesn't tackle the crucial matter of why we don't notice and how the traffickers get access to their victims. But I do agree with you that Stop the Traffik are doing really important work and the film is a very forceful way of making people aware there is a problem.

26 February, 2010 10:26  
OpenID Owen said...

Thinking a bit more about the cinema environment, where people will be seeing the film who've come for another purpose and will be having their attention distracted again very shortly by the feature film they've come to see, I can see that making sure a very simple direct message registers may be the most effective approach. Context is crucial, so I shouldn't be so harsh in my criticism.

26 February, 2010 10:37  
Blogger Jazzy said...

making people aware of the problem is very positive.
i think it's a great project, it made us talking about it and that's already an achievement.

26 February, 2010 12:15  
Blogger Tash said...

Thanks for posting this, Jazzy.
I think the short film is very powerful. I'm going to link it.

26 February, 2010 23:31  

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