LexisNexis Hosts Premiere of Anti-Human Trafficking Documentary ‘Not My Life’
LexisNexis continues to fight human slavery by supporting this film by award-winning director Robert Bilheimer
LONDON, October 20, 2011 – LexisNexis UK (www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the U.K. premiere of ‘Not My Life’, a documentary filmed on five continents over four years that illustrates the multibillion pound global industry in human trafficking and slavery in which children are the main commodity. The premiere of ‘Not My Life’ is sponsored by LexisNexis, The CNN Freedom Project and Worldwide Documentaries.
The premiere will be held at the Curzon Mayfair in London on Thursday, 20 October. A short panel discussion will take place after the screening. The panelists include the film’s award-winning director Robert Bilheimer and UN Goodwill Ambassador and Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino. The discussion will be chaired by CNN’s Becky Anderson.
LexisNexis International chief executive officer Judy Vezmar said: “LexisNexis is dedicated to advancing the rule of law around the world. It plays an important role in preserving, protecting and defending the rights of individuals, which is why we are supporting this film and other initiatives to end a criminal business that exploits people across the globe.”
As well as premiering this important documentary, ‘The Human Trafficking Handbook’ will also be launched at the event. Edited by Parosha Chandran and written by acknowledged specialists in the field, this LexisNexis publication discusses trafficking and modern day slavery in the U.K.
LexisNexis UK managing director Christian Fleck said: “I am delighted that we are sponsoring this film premiere. LexisNexis supports a range of initiatives that fight human trafficking and work toward adherence to the rule of law globally. ‘Not My Life’ highlights the untold stories of the thousands of children who are abused and sold on a daily basis. This event is about shining a spotlight on this heinous crime so that people realize how widespread the problem of human trafficking is.”
Other panelists include:
- Parosha Chandran: award-winning human rights barrister
- Jessie Macneil-Brown: Global Campaigns Manager, The Body Shop
- Klara Skrivankova: Head of Anti-Trafficking Programme, Anti-Slavery International
- Richard Martin: Commander, SCD9, Metropolitan Police
- Dr. Michael Korzinski: Co-Director, Helen Bamber Foundation
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