What would you do if someone you cared about was kidnapped and sold into forced marriage or prostitution? This is the true story of Ben Randall of ‘The Human, Earth Project’ and his fight for justice in the dark and dangerous world of human trafficking.
A few years ago, globetrotter Ben Randall spent a great deal of time in SE Asia, photographing and befriending countless locals. Here are just some of the portraits that you can have in your own home with just a small contribution to the cause.
While teaching English in northern Vietnam, Ben got to know a 15-year old girl, who we shall call “M”.
After Ben had long left the region, he discovered that M had been taken against her will, kidnapped, and sold across the border into China as a bride or even worse, possibly into the sex trade.
Human Trafficking. Human Slavery. We are apt to feel in our free world that this is history, but sadly it is not. Today alone, more than 20 million victims around the world, primarily women and children, are subject to this brutality.
Ben wanted to do something for his friend M, but what could he do? He was just one person on the other side of the world. He could have just ignored the whole issue and got on with his life, but that would be the cowardly way out.
Ultimately Ben determined that the only course of action was to do something to help find M. Ben created ‘The Human, Earth Project’ to film a feature-length documentary of his search for M and bring awareness to the tragedy of human trafficking affecting millions in 161 countries all over the world.
How You Can Help
Please take a few of minutes now to watch the video and to learn more about the project.
Take a moment to visit crowdfunding page to make a contribution. There are some great rewards including exclusive prints and a chance to have your name in the movie credits.
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Together we can all help Ben shed light on human trafficking atrocities and help get M home to her loved ones. Even if this protects just a single young boy or girl from falling victim, it will have been worth all the hard work of the countless volunteers and others like you who have contributed along the way.