A screening of the award winning short film 'Kavi'. Kavi is a young boy in India who wants to go to school and to play cricket with other children. Instead he is forced into modern-day slavery and has to work in a brick kiln.
The first Global Slavery Index published in October 2013 showed that India has almost half the world's enslaved people - 13.9 million out of almost 30 million. Most of them are Dalits (Untouchables) or Tribals (Adivasis).
The film is followed by an interview with Kumar Swamy, the South India Director of Dalit Freedom Network. Kumar Swamy is based in Bangalore, Karnataka, and oversees more than 1,000 India workers based in the South Region, working for the betterment of the Dalit community.
This event is free but places are limited, please email using this contact form to reserve your place.
5pm Refreshments in the Maritime Dining Rooms
5.20pm Welcome and introduction from International Slavery Museum and special guest Malcolm Egner, National Director, Dalit Freedom Network (UK)
5.30pm Screen 'Kavi'
5.50pm Interview with special guest Kumar Swamy, South India Human Rights Convenor, followed by an opportunity for audience Q&A.
6.10pm Excerpt from 'India's Forgotten Children' documentary
What people have said about Kavi:
“Kavi tugs at the heartstrings” – Entertainment Weekly
“Remarkably incisive and moving.” – The Los Angeles Times
“I was stunned by the realism of Kavi… the film was moving, heartbreaking, and even beautiful.” - Kevin Tent, editor of Sideways, Election, and Blow
“This is one of those rare films that will just make you sit back and say, ‘Wow...’ when it's over. It's that good.” - Duane L. Martin, The Rogue Cinema
“Told unflinchingly, in hues of blazing orange, “Kavi”… is both art and a rattling bulletin about human slavery occurring worldwide.” - Chris Garcia, American-Statesman Film Critic
Watch the trailer for Kavi.