Fighting Human Trafficking: Screening of “Not My Life” in Partnership with UNICEF US Fund


In partnership with UNICEF US Fund, the Niagara Foundation is pleased to host a film screening of Not My Life– a film about human trafficking and modern slavery. There will be short Q&A session following the screening to answer any questions that the audience may have about what a Chicagoan can do to fight this global issue that is facing millions of kids. Zainab Khan, UN Women Liaison, will join us to moderate the Q&A session.

Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, the film takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.

“Human traffickers are earning billions of dollars on the backs and in the beds of our children,” says the film’s director, Academy Award nominee, Robert Bilheimer, “and yet no one knows this is happening.” We have a huge responsibility, right now, to learn the truth and act on it.

Challenging though it may be, Not My Life‘s message is ultimately one of hope. Victims of slavery can be set free and go on to live happy and productive lives. Those who advocate for slavery victims are growing in numbers, and are increasingly effective. At this crossroads for the defining human rights issue of our time, Not My Life tells us, as the late Jonathan Mann said, “We can no longer flee, no longer hide, no longer separate ourselves.””

For more information on the film, visit:

February 18th, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 4240
Chicago, IL, US, 60601

Complimentary for members and non-members, registration required.



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