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Bound By Promises

Comissao Pastoral da Terra; Center for Justice and International Law; Witness. Brazil; USA. 2006.

Title:
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
Director:
Comissao Pastoral da Terra; Center for Justice and International Law; Witness
Production Co:
Witness
Country:
Brazil; USA
Year:
2006
Description:

Short.   17 minutes..   color.  
Language:
Portuguese with English subtitles.
Genre:
Documentary
Notes:
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.
Status:
IN