ENSLAVED, A Visual Story of Modern Day Slavery documents the lives endured by slaves and celebrates the freedom they never dreamed possible. ENSLAVED is a powerful statement about one of the greatest human rights abuses of our time. The images capture the experience of a moment lived in slavery, allowing the viewer to peek into the lives of those who are ENSLAVED. What we see are two undeniable truths – the extreme brutality of the situation, and the resilience of the human spirit. The exhibition portrays survivors who are now rebuilding their lives and helping others to freedom.
ENSLAVED shows how 27 million people are currently trapped as slaves. In fact, there are more slaves than at any other time in human history. Slaves are forced to work in brothels, factories, mines, farm fields, restaurants, construction sites and in homes. These people, more than half of them women and children, are paid nothing, they toil under threat of violence and are unable to walk away. That’s the bad news. The good news is also documented in the searing images. The percentage of people enslaved on the planet is the smallest ever and it is possible to end slavery in our lifetime.