27 Million Stones
When ReKnew board member Joel Pilger met the team at The Exodus Road, he was amazed to hear tragic stories of slavery in our modern world. But he was even more struck by the organization’s unique focus: working with local authorities to help rescue victims of sex trafficking by means of intervention.
Joel also couldn’t help but notice curious collections of stones gathered around the offices of The Exodus Road. Matt Parker, CEO, explained: “Each time a victim is rescued, we write that child’s name, age and location on a stone.” The incredible visual of a single stone – a unique, human individual – really struck a chord with Joel and inspired him to produce a short film.
The resulting short is 27 Million Stones, a 3-minute video that poses the question, “With 27 million slaves in our modern-day world, perhaps it’s time to admit defeat?” But then upon looking at the stories of just a few – those that have been rescued – reveals a different perspective.
Credits — ON CAMERA: Matt Parker of The Exodus Road (theexodusroad.com). WRITER / DIRECTOR / DP / EDIT: Joel Pilger of Impossible (impossible.tv). AC: Kenneth Flanagan. SOUND: Ed Flanagan. EXTRAS: Mike Knott, Jason Friesema, Emma Pilger. MUSIC: The American Dollar (theamericandollar.info). SOUND DESIGN / MIX: Coupe Studios (coupestudios.com).
ReKnew invites its fans and followers to watch the film and share it with their social networks. Let’s spread the word and help organizations like The Exodus Road write more stories of rescue.
Q: I read your post on Abortion. I found it compelling and am considering moving toward that kind of a position on the matter. I am also reading “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” for the first time and wonder if Boyd’s response to slavery (were it currently an issue as abortion is today) would be a similar approach…
A member of our board (Joel Pilger) is developing a video for ReKnew and he needs some volunteers this Saturday. Here’s what he had to say: I’ll be shooting in DC this Saturday morning. I need a few ReKnew fans and/or supporters that would be willing to appear on camera holding up Manifesto statements. Who am I looking…