Dear Pulse Friends,
"It will take seismic shifts in the world to eradicate child slavery once and for all. Beyond economic reform, it's a matter of education, of human rights, of political and personal will. Perhaps that's above all: the sheer determination, stamina and belief that change is both possible and vital. Because whatever your culture, whatever your starting point, can it be right that a child in the 21st century is still a commodity, that a child can have quite literally a price on his head? " - Rageh Omaar -passage from the documentary, 'Child Slavery'.
As some of you have read my posts, then, you may have noticed that I turn to my ink when the blood in my veins need some expression -- well, I wish to pen today, howsoever, the following documentary by one of my favourite journalist, Sir. Rageh Omaar, has brilliantly manifested in his film what I would have penned, otherwise.
Sir. Rageh Omaar has made a very meaningful, significant and much needed documentary on child slavery / sexual exploitation - these are true stories documenting the children's journey - and, even, their broken and woven dreams. And, well, if you think it is just 'one of those types of films that are too harsh to watch', then, live in your luxurious abodes in absolute inertia and do not watch - after all, you have the option to be a spectator, nay? For, those, who could spare two hours, I plead you watch -- the pulse in you can only speak the unspoken in the aftermath of watching.
Today, I have no words to express in form of poetry and/or article - am rather inarticulate to pen, as the ink cannot do justice to my thoughts, nor, can I speak across spaces.. Thus, I hope you would watch and spread this video - most of all, how can we collectively collaborate in eradicating child slavery, sexual exploitation of young girls ?
The link to Sir. Rageh Omaar's documentary: Child Slavery
Cheers & In solidarity,
Shaheen Sultan Dhanji