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CLIP 6474

Photography exhibition with anti-slavery theme

Photography exhibition with anti-slavery theme
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Key Info
  • Photography exhibition with anti-slavery theme
  • Duration: 01:46
  • Justine McMillan and Mark Kensit helped deliver five vehicles to Freetown in Sierra Leone. The vehicles are intended to help reunite devastated families whose children were seized and taken into slavery. They describe their experiences on the trip and the photographs they took of the people they met. Mark took a portrait of a man who was married to a slave and their daughter was born into the slavery. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 6 October 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Art and Design

       Topic:

    Photography

  • Keywords: black history month, human rights, gallery, slave, slavery, poverty, third world, people trafficking, exploitation, aid, reportage
Ideas for use in class
  • It has been 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade between Africa and Europe. This clip offers a good example of how a photographer has documented the existence of modern slavery.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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