Artists' Television Access

Stolen Childhoods

Amnesty International screening

Thursday, September 22, 2005, 8:00 pm, $5

amnesty international

Stolen Childhoods is the first-ever feature documentary on global child labor. Filmed in eight countries (Brazil, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Mexico and the United States), it tells the stories of the millions of child laborers around the world, in their own words. Stolen Childhoods is narrated by Meryl Streep, and includes interviews with Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, US Senator Tom Harkin, and Founder of the International Labor Rights Fund Pharis Harvey. Directed by Len Morris, Stolen Childhoods won “Best Feature for Children’s Advocacy” at the 2005 Artivist Film Festival in Los Angeles. It not only has extraordinary footage of the growing problem of child labor, but it also depicts solutions: offering governments, NGO’s, individuals and communities an opportunity to do something about this critical global labor rights issue.

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