FIGHTING 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.
Produced over a seven year period, STOLEN CHILDHOODS has been called the definitive global view of child labor. Filmed in eight countries and narrated by Meryl Streep, the film has been released theatrically in the U.S. and shown all over the world.
RESCUING EMMANUEL tells the story of a 13 year-old street boy from Nairobi, Kenya whose name, ironically, means “God with us.” Emmanuel will not be ignored, and his personal story is a window into the life of 100 million children like him who live and die on the streets.
THE SAME HEART From a father of eight who lives on less than $1 a day to Bill Gates, from a social worker in Kenya’s most notorious slum to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from an Irish nun supporting hundreds of AIDS orphans to a busy coffin-maker, from Princeton ethicist Peter Singer to current leading economists, to seven Nobel Peace Laureates…THE SAME HEART is an essay on extreme poverty’s effect on the world’s children, with solutions for their futures from some of the world’s most insightful minds.
Read more about CHILDREN OF BAL ASHRAM our most recent film featuring the work of Kailash Satyarthi and his wife Sumedha in rehabilitating 88,000 child laborers in India.