In the eleven years of its existence, there have been three major phases to ‘The Human, Earth Project’.

The first phase was the successful search for my kidnapped friends May and Pang in China.

The second phase was the production of the ‘Sisters for Sale’ feature documentary, which won awards at film festivals around the world, featured on Discovery Channel, and has been translated into a dozen languages.

The third phase was the publication of the ‘Sisters for Sale’ book series, and their release as a single definitive volume last November.

In the seven months since then, we’ve begun working on a fourth phase: the development of ‘Sisters for Sale’ as a graphic novel.

Some of you may be uncertain what a graphic novel is, or why we’ve chosen to work in this format.

Graphic novels are essentially long-form comic books, which tackle more complex subjects. In recent years, they’ve gained enormous popularity and recognition as both an art form and a powerful medium of visual communication.

It’s an ideal format for sharing May and Pang’s story. A high-quality graphic novel can have a real impact in spreading awareness of the global human trafficking crisis, particularly to a younger audience.

Over the past seven months, we’ve put together a powerful script for a 48-page graphic novel to tell the first part of May and Pang’s story. Not only is it a sweet, funny, and emotional story with some very endearing characters, it’s also highly informative.

A ‘Sisters for Sale’ graphic novel will be an excellent educational tool, which we can use in our ongoing work with high schools, universities, and the general public.

May

Over the next seven weeks, we’re going to be fundraising to make the ‘Sisters for Sale’ graphic novel a reality. I hope you’ll join us on this next stage of our journey to reveal the hidden truths of human trafficking.

We’ve just released a three-minute video to explain our aims with the graphic novel. You can watch the video, and support our work, at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-sisters-for-sale-graphic-novel/

To thank you for your continued support, we’re offering up all the work we’ve produced over the past decade, plus documentary screening events, a very special preview of the graphic novel script, and even the chance for you to be drawn as a character in the graphic novel itself!

Check out the video, and help us help girls like May and Pang, at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-sisters-for-sale-graphic-novel/

Thank you

Ben

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