Luxembourg-based campaigners Time for Equality has teamed up with United Nations Cinema to organise the Luxembourg premiere of “Not My Life” in the presence of director Robert Bilheimer.
Filmed in a dozen countries across five continents, “Not My Life” is an alternative travel documentary, showing viewers a world where millions of children are exploited.
Be it through forced labour, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence or child soldiering, director Robert Bilheimer does not shy away from the shocking reality he discovers.
“Human traffickers are earning billions of dollars on the backs and in the beds of our children and yet no-one knows this is happening. We have a huge responsibility, right now, to learn the truth and act on it,” Bilheimer says on the film’s website.
Despite the tragic reality the film sheds light on, the documentary’s story is ultimately one of home that victims of slavery can be set free and go on to live happy and productive lives. The film is shown in English with French subtitles.
Also present at the screening will be former under-secretary-general of the United Nations Antonio Maria Costa. The screening will be followed by a presentation in French and English of the current humanitarian situation of migrant and refugees in North France by Walking In the Streets’ Essence (WISE), an association based in Dunkirk (France). Tickets cost €5.
Time for Equality is a civil society initiative aims at contributing to a better and fairer society built on a culture of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, equity and justice.