A stark monologue examines why there has been so little outrage about the human rights violations in their country. An actress states, “Belarus is not sexy. Sexy countries have oil and gas.”
Commenting on the conditions of imprisonment, Gurpatwant Pannun emphasized, “Bhullar has been detained for the last eighteen years in appalling conditions, including solitary confinement.
When oppressive regimes clamp down on their citizens, freedom of expression—free speech—is always the first thing to go. Dictators have a lot to fear from individuals speaking up—through their writings, through art and film and music.
On a daily basis, twenty-five thousand girls are married before they reach the age of eighteen. To grasp the numbers in real time, that is the equivalent of nineteen girls being married without their consent every minute.
The story’s trajectory follows Kathryn Bokovac from her discovery of trafficking corruption, complicity, and cover-ups through her efforts to report her findings—despite files of evidence disappearing and witness tampering.
Rev. Richard L. Killmer said, “Torture is wrong. This is an absolute moral principle. Our leaders sometimes forget this.”
On the buying of sex, Sakow said, “Where there’s men, there’s trafficking. It has nothing to do with religion.”
Embracing forgiveness on a personal level, as well as a national and community level, is integral to Sebarenzi’s philosophy.
For every person who views a documentary, there is an exponential effect. They talk about it, they write about it, and sometimes they turn activist.”
Khan’s contention is that poverty is a human rights issue, and therefore defending those rights must be at the core of efforts to end poverty.