The internationally acclaimed documentary, “Not My Life,” will begin a weeklong run at the Little Theatre, May 10 to16 (no showings on May 14), as part of a communitywide effort to increase awareness of human trafficking in the tri-county area.
Hailed as a “seminal” film by the CNN Freedom Project and others, the movie, filmed on five continents over a period of four years, is the first documentary to focus on human trafficking as a global, multi-faceted human rights abuse that exists in virtually every country in the world, including the United States. The film is a production of Worldwide Documentaries, a Bloomfield based not-for-profit company whose president, Robert Bilheimer, is an Academy Award nominee. The film is narrated by Glenn Close.
Trafficking crimes committed in the Rochester area include the sale and enslavement of children for sexual purposes. Forced labor practices involving children as well as adults, are also found in upstate New York, as they are in other migrant populations throughout the country.
Recently, Monroe County was selected to participate in a statewide pilot program that offers 24 hour crisis intervention and medical care to child victims of human trafficking.