From a background in network television, documentaries on PBS and cowboy movies on cable, Len and Georgia Morris's work took a turn in 2001, when Robin Romano showed up in the editing room with footage he had shot in India for the US Department of Labor. Images of very young children, working like animals under horrific circumstances became the impetus for a trilogy of films and more than a decade of work focused on the human rights of children.
Stolen Childhoods, Rescuing Emmanuel and now The Same Heart have been completed, and along the way we realized that we wanted to use the contacts and information we had gathered, along with the footage that hadn't made it into the films, to create an online resource and a community for activists in the field of children's human rights. MVC's unique video and still library has been used by hundreds of organizations, schools and government agencies. Our trilogy of documentaries on children's human rights has promoted policies to remove children from poverty and child labor. Our Kenyan Schoolhouse Program has provided direct assistance to over a thousand former child laborers in Kenya, enabling them to attend school.