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November 27, 2009 to show slavery documentary

The Oklahoma State University chapter of International Justice Mission will host a screening of “At the End of Slavery” at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 as part of IJM’s nationwide advocacy campaign on behalf of the world’s estimated 27 million slaves.

The 30-minute documentary produced by IJM includes first-person testimony from former slaves, leading abolitionists, human rights experts and undercover footage from police operations to rescue children from brothels.

The film also discusses law enforcement success in finding and rescuing victims and prosecuting prepetrators.

The film features narration by Danny Glover with music by Johnny Cash and Moby.

It was shot on location in the Phillipines, India, Cambodia and the U.S.

A short presentation regarding the status of modern-day slavery in Oklahoma and the United States will also be given followed by a question and answer session with local residents familiar with human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

IJM is a Washington D.C.-based human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression in 12 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, according to their website.

“In the tradition of abolitionist William Wilberforce and transormational leaders like Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King Jr., IJM’s work is founded on the Christian call to justice articulated in the Bible (Isaiah 1:17): Seek justice, project the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow,” their website states. “We provide assistance to victims of injustice regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnicity, or gender and are grateful for the support of all people of good will.”

Visit for more information regarding the film and for information regarding International Justice Mission. Stillwater campus is at 1917 N. Country Club Dr.

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