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I Am Slave (2010)

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A thriller set in London's slave trade and centered on a woman's fight for freedom.

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Malia
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Bah
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Said
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Ibrahim
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Based on the real-life experiences of Mende Nazer,the story unfolds as twelve-year-old Malia,daughter of champion wrestler Bah,is abducted from her Sudanese village in the Nubar Mountains by pro-government Arab militia and sold into slavery to a woman in Khartoum,who beats her for touching her daughter. After six years she is sent to London,where her name is changed,but her miserable life of servitude continues. Her passport is taken and she is told that her father will die if she goes to the authorities. Fortunately she meets a sympathetic person who seems to offer her the hope of escape and reunion with Bah,back in Sudan. For all the film's optimism an end title states that there are around 5,000 'slave' workers currently in Britain. Written by don @ minifie-1

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10 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Malia: A slave is nothing. You can't miss nothing.
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The film is needed
22 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

I want to say that there is a point in human affairs at which the principle concern in producing a work of art is that it is needed. For those reviewers too sophisticated to recognize the colossal issue and disgraceful fact of still-existing slavery, surely they can find aesthetic objections within this film. Reviewers, such the previous, from the North, may also comment that the film represents a political manipulation designed to vilify a faction and glorify another. In the event that the documentation of injustice casts a negative light on another group unjustly treated, then perhaps it is best to document no injustice at all. I am certain that it is the case that over 90% if the American public are unaware of the endurance, and record breaking prevalence, of the international slave trade, an industry that remains perfectly compatible with capitalism worldwide, since the enormity of it as a problem is routinely swept under the rug while the personal nuances of overpaid actors and athletes become our daily bread.


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