They’re being billed as an “anti-trafficking trio” who “share a passion for freedom.” And they’ll be on the Web live today during a Google Hangout organized by Forbes magazine. The conversation begins at 3 p.m. ET.
The trio is FTS Executive Director Maurice Middleberg, acclaimed humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine and 9-year-old anti-slavery activist Vivienne Harr. The three are featured characters in a new documentary film that will premiere next February, #standwithme.
The film tells the story of how Lisa’s stunning photography of Free the Slaves projects around the world inspired young Vivienne to raise thousands of dollars for the anti-slavery movement. The film explores Lisa’s journey of discovery as she is awakened to the existence of modern-day slavery, and it chronicles Vivienne’s remarkable fundraising efforts by selling lemonade. The movie takes viewers to the front lines of slavery with Maurice in Ghana, as he explains the innovative ways that FTS helps child slaves break free and stay free.
The Google Hangout interview is part of a series that will examine what can be accomplished in the fight to solve the world’s biggest challenges within the next 30 years, according to Forbes contributor Devin Thorpe, who covers social entrepreneurship and impact investing. “The solution to every big problem also presents opportunities entrepreneurs will exploit to change the world,” he writes.