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Bound By Promises
Comissao Pastoral da Terra; Center for Justice and International Law; Witness. Brazil; USA. 2006.
- Bound By Promises
- Alternate Title:
- Bound By Promises: Contemporary Slavery In Rural Brazil
- Found on compilation title:
- The Journal Of Short Film: Volume 9, Fall 2007
- Comissao Pastoral da Terra; Center for Justice and International Law; Witness
- Production Co:
- Brazil; USA
Short.   17 minutes..   color.
- Portuguese with English subtitles.
- Sound. In Portuguese with English subtitles. A documentary chronicling the conditions of some of the approximately 25,000 workers enslaved every year in rural Brazil. These workers are trafficked routinely by middlemen who recruit in towns throughout the north and northeastern states, where poverty and unemployment offer no other choices to make ends meet. These middlemen use promises of jobs to bring these workers to isolated ranches in remote areas where the workers are effectively enslaved. This video was made through a collaborative effort between members of Comissao Pastoral da Terra, Center for Justice and International Law and Witness.