From the playwright who brought you "Real Women Have Curves" (2002), Josefina Lopez is adapting her play, "Detained in the Desert" to the big screen. This feature is a human rights film and fundraiser for Border Angels, founded by Enrique Morones in 1986. Border Angels is a non-profit organization that works to stop the unnecessary deaths of individuals in the desert by delivering water in key points where migrants cross the desert. This film is a stand against hate and hate crimes in the US against immigrants and their families.
On March 8, 2012, International Women's Day, Bloomingdale's and Eileen Fisher are teaming up with Not For Sale to provide new futures for survivors of slavery. Often, survivors of sex slavery struggle to find decent and humane employment. Even though they are free from bondage, they remain enslaved to stigma and a lack of opportunities. Not For Sale is creating job opportunities for these women. Every purchase you make with Eileen Fisher on March 8, 2012, goes to support Not For Sale's efforts to employ survivors of sex slavery in Amsterdam.
For more information about Not For Sale, go to notforsalecampaign.org.
Curai is a small, tight knit fishing village on the Southern Pacific Coast of Colombia. It's a place where almost everyone shares the same last name. Jacobo is a community leader there and this is one of his stories.
Location: Curai, Colombia
Cinematography by: Leonardo D'Antoni
Music by: Tyler Cash