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Beyond slavery's facade

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The eyes, it is said, are the gateway to the soul. Yet our eyes can deceive us. When it comes to slavery (or human trafficking) nothing should ever be taken at face value. Many arguments about it are premised on what is immediately apparent. Delay a while longer. Delve a little deeper. Brush aside what was first presented. There is much more to be seen. Beyond the facade there is the truth that lies behind the eyes.

This may not have been part of the message the short film below was intended to deliver. Only its producers know for sure. Certainly it was intended to deliver a potent message about the reality of human trafficking in the Netherlands. What is clear is how, in regard to the message it intended and in regard to the message that human trafficking cannot be taken at face value, it succeeded in making both points at once.  

 

From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I9-tPDLdUE

 

 

 

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About David Lohan

David Lohan is an author and researcher on modern slavery, a phenomenon otherwise known as human trafficking. He first encountered the issue of modern slavery during his work with an organization providing outreach to refugees and asylum seekers. His first book on the subject, a co-authored work, explored the role played by African witchcraft in present-day slavery. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and several post-graduate qualifications. His Master of Art (Politics) research explored policy approaches aimed at combating slavery. He is presently working on his second book on modern slavery.

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