Call + Response

Movie information

A film about the world's 27 million most terrifying secrets. Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving crimes against humanity, including sexual enslavement, and for disturbing content and drug references.
Released on:
October 10, 2008 (limited)

Production Companies:
Fair Trade Pictures

Status: Released

Director: Justin Dillon

Genre: Documentary
About the film:
CALL+RESPONSE is a first of its kind feature documentary film that reveals the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. CALL+RESPONSE goes deep undercover where slavery is thriving from the child brothels of Cambodia to the slave brick kilns of rural India to reveal that in 2007, Slave Traders made more money than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined.
Luminaries on the issue such as Cornel West, Madeleine Albright, Daryl Hannah, Julia Ormond, Ashley Judd, Nicholas Kristof, and many other prominent political and cultural figures offer first hand account of this 21st century trade. Performances from Grammy-winning and critically acclaimed artists including Moby, Natasha Bedingfield, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Imogen Heap, Talib Kweli, Five For Fighting, Switchfoot, members of Nickel Creek and Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, Rocco Deluca move this chilling information into inspiration for stopping it.
Music is part of the movement against human slavery. Dr. Cornel West connects the music of the American slave fields to the popular music we listen to today, and offers this connection as a rallying cry for the modern abolitionist movement currently brewing.
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving crimes against humanity, including sexual enslavement, and for disturbing content and drug references.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $39,626 (10 theaters) | Domestic Total: $215,185
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