Symbiosis

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 something online, without actually doing anything in the real world. It includes all those...
Having a party

Having a party

I received an email last night from my aunt, about a program that CNN is screening this week. It’s a documentary on young women being trafficked from Vietnam, to be sold as brides to Chinese men. The basic premise sounded very similar to Sisters For Sale, the...
Having a party

The diamond

Six months ago, I found myself surrounded by people who took a great interest in my work against human trafficking. With my investigation into the abductions of my friends in Vietnam, my surprisingly successful search for them in China, and my struggles to help them...

Many rivers to cross

Over the past year, Sisters For Sale has been taking shape, and taking on a life of its own. Giving birth would be the obvious analogy – but even from the womb this baby has begun dictating its needs and wants. Which shot is missing, and where. Where to add a...

Back to reality VII: Rebellion

The latest batch of Academy Awards were distributed in Hollywood on Sunday.Their recipients ranged from intelligent, thought-provoking films on very worthy subjects to… well, Fury Road, two hours of senseless, relentless overstimulation, with a popularity even...

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