Official Selection out of Competition | 92 min | 2018 | 2018

The Price Of Free

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About the Film

Hidden inside overcrowded factories around the world, THE PRICE OF FREE (formerly titled KAILASH) tells the story of countless children who are forced into slave labor due to rising global demands for cheap goods. With the help of a covert network of informants, Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and his dedicated team carry out daring raids to rescue and rehabilitate imprisoned children. Using hidden cameras and playing the role of buyers at the factory to gain access, we watch Kailash take on one of his most challenging missions to date: finding Sonu, a young boy trafficked to Delhi for work who has been missing for eight months. Now his father dreams of Sonu coming home. Kailash’s warmth and passion have gained international support for his philosophy that each child should be allowed to embrace their childhood. He gives them support, clothes, medical care and an education. Equal parts harrowing and motivating, first-time filmmaker Derek Doneen pulls us into Kailash’s gripping pursuits and relentless energy to create the change he wants to see.

“I didn’t see why some people were ‘born to work’ at the cost of their childhood, ” states Kailash Satyarthi at the beginning of the film. With the help of a covert network of informants, Nobel Peace Prize winner Satyarthi and his team carry out daring raids to rescue and rehabilitate trafficked children who have been forced into slave labor. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Derek Doneen pulls us into Kailash’s gripping pursuits and relentless energy to create the change he wants to see

Film Info

Section Official Selection out of Competition
Year 2018
Length 92 min
Language Hindi, English
Country United States
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Derek Doneen
Screenplay Derek Doneen, Davis Guggenhim
Cinematography Zachary Shields , Lars Skree
Music Danny Bensi ,Saunder Jaurians
Editing Joshua Altman , brian David Lazerte
Producer Davis Guggenheim
Production Company Concordia Studio , Participant Media
Sound Design
Sound Jussi Tegelman
Cast

Film Contacts

Directed By: Derek Doneen