This Universal Human Rights Month, watch films that call attention to injustices that persist in the U.S. and beyond its borders and illustrate why basic human rights continue to be challenged.
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” An estimated 40.3 million people are living as slaves, a number more than at any other time in history - including during the transatlantic slave trade. From North Korea to the Middle East and Europe, WHY SLAVERY? uncovers the stories of men, women, and children living in the shadows of modern enslavement.
As power structures threaten the foundations of what it means to live and work freely, liberties many take for granted in some parts of the world are prohibited in others. In an effort to bridge gaps of inequality, explore films and features documenting stories of human rights, from modern slavery to personal freedoms.
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In December, Universal Human Rights Month calls out injustices that persist in the U.S. and around the world. Watch films that explore how and why human rights violations persist on a global scale with our December Viewer’s Guide and Human Rights Collection.
As part of Human Rights Month, watch the U.S. premiere of WHY SLAVERY?, streaming Dec. 10 and on-air beginning Dec. 12. Five films tell the stories of men, women and children caught in the shadows of modern enslavement from North Korea to the Middle East and Europe.
And explore a new slate of Discover Your World programming, offering science, history, culture, social justice and international news content every weekday from 2pm to 5pm ET for those who love learning.
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In an effort to bridge gaps of inequality, explore films and features documenting stories of human rights, from modern slavery to personal freedoms.
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