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Journey & truth
October update

October update

I have plenty of great news to share with you today - an upcoming film festival this week in South Korea, and some fantastic news and photos from last week's festival in Malaysia and an independent screening in Canada! This week's festival in South Korea Our feature...

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September update

September update

I've been quiet over here lately - it's been an extremely productive time spent working on the 'Sisters for Sale' book, and I'm delighted with the way it's all been coming together. Today I have some news for you about both the documentary and the book. 'Sisters for...

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Community screenings #2

Community screenings #2

In recent months we've had a series of sucessful independent screenings of our award-winning documentary, 'Sisters for Sale'.   These independent screenings help supporters share this incredible story with their own communities, help raise awareness of human...

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Community screenings

Community screenings

With my attention now focused on expanding 'Sisters for Sale' as a book, we're not currently hosting any of our own screenings of the 'Sisters for Sale' documentary. We are, however, allowing supporters to host screenings amongst their own communities, and several...

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Back to work

Back to work

Our 2019 fundraising campaign ended last week. While not as successful as our phenomenal 2016 campaign, we surpassed the amount raised in our 2014 campaign, when we had dozens of bloggers working to promote our cause. We now have enough funding to continue our work...

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Wow

Wow

WOW. Less than 24 hours ago, we'd raised $6,833 through our 2019 fundraising page. Now, that figure has nearly doubled to $12,091 - and most of that came from just one person! I'd like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Richard Joynes for supporting our ongoing fight against...

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Your last chance

Your last chance

This is the last weekend of our 2019 fundraising campaign. In terms of raising awareness, the campaign has been a great success, with an estimated reach of more than a million people.  In terms of raising funds, the campaign has been less successful. Our strategy was...

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Teamwork

Teamwork

Three years ago, I wrote a blog post which is now more relevant than ever. Here's what it said: "In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of a new Internet-based form of political activism: it’s been dubbed slacktivism. Slacktivism is when we show our support for...

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Episode Zero

Episode Zero

Today I have something special I'd like to share with you. 2.5 years ago, I was contacted by Claire Harris, an award-winning investigative journalist with the BBC. Claire had heard our story and was interested to help develop 'Sisters for Sale' as a 10-episode...

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Why we do what we do

Why we do what we do

It's five years this week since I found my kidnapped friend May in China. That incredible success was the result of many months of difficult - and sometimes dangerous - work. I've been here working ever since. The global human trafficking crisis now claims over 40...

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The last possible moment

The last possible moment

It's annoying, I know - someone hassling you for money. You know what? I knew we were running out of money for our anti-trafficking work. I've known it for a long time - and yet I waited until the last possible moment before running a fundraising campaign. Why?...

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Surprise

Surprise

I enjoy surprising people, giving them a little more than they were expecting. Over the past two weeks, our award-winning documentary, 'Sisters for Sale', has been surprising a lot of people - including many of the people who worked on it. A little surprise...

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Right here, right now

Right here, right now

We've reached over 142,500 people - via Facebook, Imgur, Instagram, Twitter, and email - since our 2019 fundraising campaign launched last week. It's a modest achievement compared to some of our previous fundraising efforts. (On 1st November 2016, for example, we...

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Glitches

Glitches

Two days ago, we released a special sneak-peek of 'Sisters for Sale' to our supporters, ahead of the global launch on 16th May. 'Sisters for Sale' is a unique story with the power to make a very real difference against the global human trafficking crisis. Because of...

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Go for launch

Go for launch

'Sisters for Sale' sneak-peek Two weeks from today will be the global launch of our award-winning feature documentary, 'Sisters for Sale'. Today, for the very first time, those of you who have supported our work will receive a very special sneak-peek at the film....

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Speaking in tongues

Speaking in tongues

It's now less than a week until the special early release of our feature documentary, 'Sisters for Sale', and we're hard at work here behind the scenes. We're preparing not one film, but eight separate versions: both the original and the fully-subtitled English...

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