Director: David Aronowitsch, Hanna Heilborn
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Year of production: 2009
Duration: 15 min
- Children's rights
- Right to liberty
- Institutions of the state penitentiary system of Ukraine
- Employees of penitentiary system
- Government officials
- Activists / NGOs
"Slaves" is about Abuk, nine, and Machiek, fifteen. Like thousands of other children they were taken by the government sponsored militia in Sudan and used as slaves. They were later liberated by the CEAWC organisation (Committee for the Eradication of Abduction of Women and Children) in Sudan headed by James Aguer. ‘Slaves’ is based on an interview made in 2003, and is the second film in a series of animated documentaries with and about children in difficult situations by David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn, and with design by Mats Johansson/Acne JR.
Hanna Heilborn was born in Guldsmedshyttan in Sweden in 1968. She studied film in Stockholm and New York. She works as a filmmaker, screenwriting consultant and art lecturer.
David Aronowitsch was born in Stockholm in 1964. After studying at the National Film School in Łódź, he made a number of documentaries for the Swedish Film Institute and Swedish broadcaster SVT. Co-founder of the Story AB company.
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