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