Saturday, February 20, 2010

George Clooney produces documentary, "Playground"

This is the trailer for the documentary film, "Playground." It's written and directed by Libby Spears and produced by George Clooney. It addresses the sickening issue of child sex slavery here in the United States. I have not seen this documentary yet, but after watching this trailer I plan to when it becomes available. Here is a list of upcoming screenings.

“Playground is the best film I’ve seen on the abuse and exploitation of children. In the tradition of our greatest protest art, it is both aesthetically sophisticated and politically committed. Nuanced and sensitive, it avoids the usual sensationalism surrounding this topic. This is the untold story of an American underworld.”
— Zoe Trodd, Harvard University
Here are some quotes from the film shown on their website.
“Men fly into Atlanta, Georgia from all over the US to have sex with children they have purchased online. In a small, affluent, local golf community, the elementary school superintendent and local bookstore clerk are arrested on the same day in a sting operation by law enforcement officials seeking sex predators of children via the Internet.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Roderick Long, 40, of Waco, Texas, was sending money to Angela McCullen in exchange for pornographic pictures of her 2-year-old daughter. Long later traveled across state lines perform sex acts on the girl.
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Wherever drugs are being sold, children are being sold.”
— Eileen Jacobs, FBI

"For $1,500 you can rent a 10 year old for the weekend
." — Portland, Oregon


Everyone I talk to about modern slavery agrees it's atrocious. Then they ask, "What can I do?" BE A VOICE. Spread awareness by sharing these posts and videos with others. Collectively we can reach thousands of people. Creating awareness and making this an issue in the public mind WILL lead to CHANGE.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
~Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Will you accept my invitation? Will you be a voice?

Thank you,
John Burger

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