Oscar-nominated director Robert Bilheimer says the movie could be key to unlocking public awareness and calls for action.

“People do not recoil from this. They are angered by it and horrified by it. I think it’s genuinely possible that we can move the dime on this, that we can put this in the forefront of the public consciousness. That’s all you need,” he said.

Filmed on five continents over four years, “Not My Life” shows survivors and anti-traffickers with dignity and compassion, and depicts the unspeakable practices of traffickers.

“Not My Life” features inspiring testimony from survivors; depictions of trafficking, exploitation, and slavery in all parts of the world including forced labor in Africa, street begging and garbage picking in India, sexual trafficking in the United States and Southeast Asia, and various forms of child enslavement and abuse in both North and South America.