“Not My Life” Movie Screening & Discussion

Not My Life Movie GraphicJanuary 10, 2014 – 6:30pm
WBCC’s senior high youth group discussion series 2ndSunday@7 will be moving to a Friday evening for a special screening of the movie “Not My Life” – a film about human trafficking and slavery in our time. Our discussion following the movie will be lead by the movie’s Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Robert Billheimer.

2ndSunday@7 is geared toward senior high students, but this event is open to anyone who is interested. Because of the subject matter, parental guidance is strongly suggested. Please RSVP to our Facebook event page or e-mail Sarah Williams if you plan on attending. Need directions to WBCC? Click here and pay us a visit.

Synopsis: Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale.

Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.

“Human traffickers are earning billions of dollars on the backs and in the beds of our children,” says the film’s director, Academy Award nominee, Robert Bilheimer, “and yet no one knows this is happening.” We have a huge responsibility, right now, to learn the truth and act on it.

Challenging though it may be, Not My Life’s message is ultimately one of hope. Victims of slavery can be set free and go on to live happy and productive lives. Those who advocate for slavery victims are growing in numbers, and are increasingly effective. At this crossroads for the defining human rights issue of our time, Not My Life tells us, as the late Jonathan Mann said, “We can no longer flee, no longer hide, no longer separate ourselves.”

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West Bloomfield Congregational Church, United Church of Christ is a church for independent thinkers. We are Open and Affirming of people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, status or any other arbitrary means of division.

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