From our March 7th, 2013 live performance at Temple Emanuel.
Unbounded: Breaking the Chains of Modern Day Slavery
Written and Directed by Marta Burton
Ripped From the Pages of History: “UNBOUNDED” Tells the Harrowing Story of Slavery While Inspiring Hope for the Future
Slavery didn’t end with the 13th Amendment and oppression didn’t end with the Civil Rights Act. The shocking truth is that slavery is still alive in the modern world – including the United States. Today, it’s usually known as “human trafficking.”
To call attention to the heartbreak and horror of this global problem, Marta Burton and Sheldon Sands created “UNBOUNDED: Breaking the Chains of Modern Day Slavery,” a remarkable multicultural, multimedia performance that draws on historical events to place slavery and oppression in a modern context.
A powerful performance that has received glowing reviews across Colorado and beyond, “UNBOUNDED” is both a beautifully presented work of art and a moving tribute to those who have been fighting for justice through the centuries. Writer and producer Burton skillfully weaves music and songs, historical narratives, and potent illustrations to connect the African American and Jewish experiences with the modern problem.
“UNBOUNDED” is presented by Southern Journey and the Boulder Klezmer Consort. It is especially relevant for middle schools, high schools, and universities, where it can be combined with classes exploring history and culture. It is also popular in synagogues, churches, and community gathering places where it can inspire awareness and stimulate action to end modern slavery in all of its insidious forms.
Thanks to Zorab Obsepyan for filming...please excuse my (Marta's) quick editing!