Filmmaking Voices Against Child Labor
Media Voices produces social documentaries with a focus on children’s human rights. Over the past 15 years, we have produced a trilogy of films that focus on the causes and best practice solutions to child labor, children on the streets and chronic poverty. Director Len Morris has presented our documentaries at The US Department of Labor, The World Bank, The US State Department, USAID and before international conferences and audiences.
Shot in eight countries and narrated by Meryl Streep, this film provides an understanding of the causes of child labor, what it costs our global community, and what it will take to eliminate it.
A thirteen-year-old boy named Emmanuel living on the streets of Nairobi buttonholes the filmmakers and will not be denied. What was intended to be a film about 100 million children turns into the story of this boy.
What if a small tax on financial transactions could create a consistent pool of money to provide a baseline level of dignified existence for the one billion living in extreme poverty?