Call + Response is documentary created by musician Justin Dillon set for release this fall about the horrors of modern-day slavery. Dillon came across the issue of human trafficking while on tour in Russia where he met many women who, eager to improve their lives, ended up enslaved instead.
Eager to make change, Dillon created Call + Response, which goes undercover from the child brothels of Cambodia to the slave brick kilns of rural India, revealing that last year, slave traders made more money than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined.
Dr. Cornel West connects the music of the American slave fields to the popular music we listen to today, and the film offers this connection as a rallying cry for the modern abolitionist movement currently brewing, setting the stage for performances from Grammy-winning and critically acclaimed artists such as Moby, Natasha Bedingfield, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Imogen Heap, Talib Kweli, Five For Fighting, Switchfoot, members of Nickel Creek and Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, Rocco Deluca to turn the chilling reality into inspiration for change.
“There is a sea of change happening in human rights activism,” argues the site. “The world’s issues cannot be solved alone by governments and non-profits, but require community-based participation… all profits from the use of the film, DVD, soundtrack, iTunes downloads will be directed, by the viewers, to projects with clear start and finish points. Our goal is to fund and celebrate completed projects together in community. We are closing the loop by allowing viewers to become participants in the solution.”