Wednesday, 20 January 2021

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"Not My Life" by Robert Bilheimer

Monday 4 December, 19:00 (Ciné Utopia)

Runtime: 63'

Not in my Life, film coverA Story about the way the world is...

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. It is about the horrors and ubiquity of global human trafficking. "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."

Heart of the Matter is a film that will serve as a companion piece to Not My Life. It has been conceived in response to the current refugee crisis in Europe, where hundreds of thousands of refugees, especially children, are at risk of being trafficked in the months and years ahead.


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To raise awareness of human trafficking, contemporary slavery and children's rights 
the United Nations and Time For Equality present the screening of a Worldwide Documentaries production NOT MY LIFE, a film by Robert Bilheimer, narrated by Glenn Close followed by a presentation of the new documentary HEART OF THE MATTER (in production) in the presence of film director Robert Bilheimer, in dialogue with Antonio Maria Costa, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.

The screening will be followed by a presentation of the current humanitarian situation of migrants and refugees in North France by the association WISE.

Please register your attendance by email to [email protected] or (click here) to facilitate planning. Tickets available online and at the door.

A Ciné ONU event in partnership with Time For Equality.

Time for Equality, NGO logoTime For Equality is a non for profit association based in Luxembourg. Our objective is to make a difference both within and across borders through advocacy and awareness raising. We believe in the power of storytelling and the arts to reach individuals, thus our activities focus on using these mediums.

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