“Not My Life” a documentary by oscar-nominated director Robert Bilheimer airs Saturday and Sunday at 7pm. Be sure to tune in to see our very own Kevin Bales.
Here’s something for you to keep on your calenders for the New Year: Not My Life, a documentary on modern day slavery, narrated by Ashley Judd—and featuring Free the Slaves President Kevin Bales—will premiere in January.
The director of Not My Life is Robert Bilheimer, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1988 for The Cry of Reason, a documentary based on the life of Afrikaner anti-apartheid activist Beyers Naude. Bilheimer’s second film was 2003′s A Closer Walk, a documentary on the worldwide AIDS epidemic narrated by Will Smith and Glenn Close, featuring interviews with human rights luminaries and celebrities like the Dalai Lama, Bono and Sade. This film has been viewed by over 300 million people—a success they hope to replicate with Not My Life.
The film was shot all over world, including, notably, the United States, where child sex trafficking is explored. The film also features several locations where Free the Slaves works: child labor in Ghana, slave labor in Brazil and labor and sex trafficking in India.
Watch the trailer for Not My Life after the jump!