Lisa Kristine: Photos that bear witness to modern slavery
It is estimated that 27 million people, 27 million disposable people deadened by monotony and exhaustion, are enslaved in the world today. Entire families can be enslaved for generations over a dept as small as 18$. And slavery exists everywhere. People are enslaved in agriculture, restaurants, in domestic servitude, in the textile industry, mine shafts, brick kilns and the list goes on. Children are forced to lose themselves by carrying heavy stones, enduring sexual abuse and gathering fishing nets in lake Volta, the largest man-made lake in the world. Yet everywhere in the world slavery is illegal. The pictures in this video, by Lisa Kristine, are not a photographic project. They are people, real people entitled to the same rights as you and me. And some don't even know they're enslaved, because this has been the case all their lives. They have nothing to compare it to. Are we ever going to face the skeletons hidden in the closet? Are we ever going to be free?
"We will only truly be free when those in bondage are finally free."