USA: World Day Against Child Labor June 12th Film Festival to Premiere “Fisher of Kids” – IIECL

June 5, 2013

The International Initiative to End Child Labor (IIECL) is proud to announce the US premiere of the “Fisher of Kids” short film project on World Day Against Child Labor June 12, 2013 at the Goethe Institute in Washington, DC. Joining with the Child Labor Coalition, three other films on various forms of child labor will also be presented. “Fisher of Kids” portrays the remarkable, inspiring true story of James Kofi Annan, a former child slave in the fishing sector in Ghana who became one of the leading anti-child slavery activists of our time. At the age of six, he worked as a child fisherman in more than twenty villages along Lake Volta before he managed to escape seven years later. The fact that he could neither read nor write did not stop him from following his dream to dedicate his life to saving other children from a similar fate.

The US premiere of the short film will take place on June 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm at the Goethe Institute in Washington, DC. The Goethe Institute is located at 812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001. The Institute is one half-block from the Gallery Place Chinatown Metro stop. The event is free to the public.

The film’s creator, Steven Keen, received an IIECL Emily grant to assist with the cost to complete the filming in Ghana and for further editing work on the film as well. IIECL is very proud of the results of the project and the quality of Mr. Keen’s work. Mr. Keen, along with a panel for three other film producers, will be available to answer questions following the film.

Everyone is invited to attend the premiere. Please RSVP by June 7th to the Child Labor Coalition if you plan to attend [click here].

Fisher of Kids – Official Preview (2013) from Steven Keen on Vimeo.

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