The Unchosen film festival in Bristol, UK, now in its third year, is opening next Monday, and will run through November 16. The event touts itself as the only film festival in the UK that concentrates exclusively on the topic of slavery. The festival has partnered with several prominent anti-slavery organizations—including Anti-Slavery International, which Free the Slaves is affiliated with.
This year’s films depict slavery on the streets of Lisbon, child trafficking in Brazil and sex slavery in India. A live musical about the original abolitionist movement to end the trans-Atlantic slave trade will also be staged.
Other events include an art exhibition titled (Un)Veiled: Human Trafficking Through the Eyes of Artists. 18 organizations (including the aforementioned Anti-Slavery International, as well as ECPAT, Blue Blindfold and Amnesty) will hold informational booths.