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Our Cause

ending forced labor...today

There are tens of millions of people trapped in various forms of slavery throughout the world today. Researchers estimate that 21 million are enslaved worldwide, generating $150 billion each year in illicit profits for traffickers. Maroon Sausage Company is committed to utilizing it's resources and creativity to bring slavery to an end. 

slavery is alive pt1

Trafficking survivors around the globe describe the inhumanity of modern slavery. Forced to work, kept in place by violence, unable to escape -- millions endure horrific physical and psychological abuse. Free the Slaves liberates victims and uplifts the vulnerable to break the back of slavery once and for all. Produced and Edited by: Nicholas Cho. Field Production Team Members: Aziz Ahmed, Supriya Awasthi, Maka Berozashvili, Peggy Callahan, Terry FitzPatrick, Kumi Maemura, Robert Marist, Ginny Martin, Jim Meyers, Emmanuel Otoo, Robin Romano, Faisa Siddiqui, Neelam Sharma, Cassie & Jordan Timpy. Executive Producer: Terry FitzPatrick.

what does slavery look like today

It's an ancient abuse, but it persists throughout the world today. Slavery remains one of the greatest human rights challenges of history. Modern-day slavery looks different than the sailing ships and shackles we learned about in history class. Today, it's largely hidden from sight. People now are trapped by different forces -- less visible, but just as powerful. The Free the Slaves team exposes what slavery looks like today in this gripping new video, as well as examining how Free the Slaves assists people in slavery to break free. Production credits: Producer/Editor: Cassie Angeline Timpy; Still Photographers: Peggy Callahan, Kay Chernush, Terry FitzPatrick, Zorba Leslie, Harold Linde, Zia Mazhar, Pete Pattisson, Robin Romano, ASSODIP Congo, CREDDHO Congo; Video: Terry FitzPatrick; Music: Dominic Messinger, Chris Zabriskie (The Temperature of Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan: freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabrisk­­ie/Undercover_Vampire_Policeman/01_-_Th­e­_Temperature_of_the_Air_on_the_Bow_of_­th­e_Kaleetan_1165); Slavery Statistics: Walk Free Global Slavery Index 2013, United Nations International Labor Organization Global Estimate of Forced Labor 2012; Executive Producer: Terry FitzPatrick.