I made an anti-slavery video! Why? As a response to the United Nations 7 Billion Actions campaign, and to promote the great work of Free The Slaves. A few weeks ago, I posted my intention to help end slavery through video and song, and I’ve spent the past two months thinking about, shooting, procrastinating and creating said video. To have finally uploaded it and be in a position to share it with you now is a major achievement (and relief) for me.
What am I trying to say?
That I am directly connected to modern-day slavery, namely through forced labour and the products I buy. Amazingly, this is something I didn’t even know until a few short months ago.
In creating it, I owe a great deal to my friends Kevin and Stella, and this YouTube tutorial. If you’re thinking of making a stop-motion video using iMovie, this will clarify a few things. For those interested, I took the images using a Panasonic Lumix TZ20.
One thing I’ve had to overcome in making this film was this: I have a hard time asking others for help. Despite this, I pushed myself and found the response was wonderful. It’s taught me to ask for help more often, lest I attempt everything solo and have a hard and lonely time doing so, unnecessarily.
Download the song
The song We Are featured in Slavery & Me is available as a free download. If you dig it, it’s yours.
Pass it on
Please share the video with friends using the links below. Leave a comment, too, and throw me any questions if you have them. I’d love to achieve 1,000 views in the first week.