DIRECTOR: Justin Dillon
DATE OF RELEASE: 2008
RUNNING TIME: 86 mins
KEY THEMES/ ISSUES: Human trafficking, sexual slavery
Call + Response (2008) is a documentary film by Fair Trade Pictures to support human rights activism against human trafficking and slavery on a community level. The film explores the 21st century slave trade and offers first hand accounts on the issue from Cornel West, Madeleine Albright, Daryl Hannah, Julia Ormond, Ashley Judd, Nicholas D. Kristof, and many other prominent political and cultural figures. The film also includes musical performances from Moby, Natasha Bedingfield, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Imogen Heap, Talib Kweli, Five For Fighting, Switchfoot, Nickel Creek, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Rocco Deluca.
Call + Response has created the Fair Trade Fund to help support non-profit organizations such as Not for Sale, International Justice Mission, Giving Children Hope and Free the Slaves. The fund drives projects aimed to abolish each aspect of human slavery including sex slavery, labor slavery, child soldiers and child slavery. All profits from the use of the Call + Response film, DVD, soundtrack, and iTunes downloads is directed, by the film viewers, to these projects.