WINNER: BEST STAGE/FILM PRODUCTION_ANTI SLAVERY DAY MEDIA AWARDS SPEAKER'S HOUSE
SHORTLISTED: UNCHOSEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
SHORTLISTED: RIFF (ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)
SHORTLISTED: CISCF (CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CHANGE FILM FESTIVAL)
SPECIAL PROGRAMME_HUMAN TRAFFICKING: TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL
Thousands of children are trafficked into the UK each year. One of them is ‘Nicu’. As he writes an imaginary letter home to his mother in Romania, his descriptions of wealth are far removed from the miserable reality of his life of exploitation. This ‘better life’, his parents pushed for him to have has stolen his innocence. He is broken, he is lonely, a slave, aged just 9.