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December 9

The Rescue List

Hosted by Human Rights Film Festival


506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

December 9 at 6:30 PM

Child trafficking is rampant along Lake Volta, Ghana. Human traffickers trick poverty-stricken families into selling their children by using terms like “short term work” to disguise child enslavement. Children often disappear, with an estimated 20,000 children being currently exploited. Kwame, a survivor of child trafficking himself, spends his days on the lake rescuing enslaved children from the “slave masters.” After being rescued, the children stay in a rehabilitation centre for a year while the social workers locate their families. The Rescue List closely focuses on two children, Peter and Edem, during their one-year stay in the centre. The filmmakers delicately observe the kids as they work through trauma, take care of each other and prepare to return to their families. By capturing Kwame’s rescue operations alongside the children’s personal journey, this activist documentary offers a moving portrayal of survival, courage and recovery.

More information and tickets

Screening with:

Behind the Door – Jola’s Story: A story of loss, struggle and liberation. Jola who was trafficked from her home country of Nigeria when she was a child has spent the last decade being transported across different countries and cities. We begin to unravel the pieces of her individual story and her journey towards liberation. Subtitles: Open Captions (English)

ASL interpretation. English subtitles. Relaxed screening. Quiet space available. Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Transfer seats available. Accessible washroom on the main floor. Service animals are welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons can be booked by calling 416.637.3123. Near accessible transit (bus and subway). Accessible parking nearby. More information about accessibility is available on the Human Rights Film Festival website.