THE RESCUE LIST

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018 | 6:30PM
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Directed by Alyssa Fedele, Zachary Fink
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | 81 minutes | Canadian Premiere | Rating: 14A

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Child trafficking is rampant along Lake Volta, Ghana. Human traffickers trick poverty-stricken families into selling their children by using terms like “short term work” to disguise child enslavement. Children often disappear, with an estimated 20,000 children being currently exploited. Kwame, a survivor of child trafficking himself, spends his days on the lake rescuing enslaved children from the “slave masters.” After being rescued, the children stay in a rehabilitation centre for a year while the social workers locate their families. The Rescue List closely focuses on two children, Peter and Edem, during their one-year stay in the centre. The filmmakers delicately observe the kids as they work through trauma, take care of each other and prepare to return to their families. By capturing Kwame’s rescue operations alongside the children’s personal journey, this activist documentary offers a moving portrayal of survival, courage and recovery.

// Alyssa Fedele (director), Zachary Fink (director) in attendance for post-screening Q&A
// With special guest moderator Emmanuel Jal


FILM INFO



Year:
2018

Length:
81 min

Language:
Ewe, English

Country:
USA, Ghana

Premiere:
Canadian

Subtitles: English (Fully)

 
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BEHIND THE DOOR - JOLA’S STORY

Directed by Michael Adeyeye
SHORT FILM | 9 minutes | 2018 | Canadian Premiere
Language: English | Subtitles: Open Captions (English) | Rating: R

A story of loss, struggle and liberation. Jola who was trafficked from her home country of Nigeria when she was a child has spent the last decade being transported across different countries and cities. We begin to unravel the pieces of her individual story and her journey towards liberation.


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