Friday, October 1, 2010

The Veiled Commodity

I came across this powerful video on youtube this morning. It's a wonderfully depicted short film raising awareness about modern slavery. The film has won numerous awards and you can learn more about The Veiled Commodity project by Dickson Chow and Vinh Chung at

Written and directed by Dickson Chow and Vinh Chung, "The Veiled Commodity" is a short film that deals with slavery's past and present day issues. The film employs various design and animation techniques to tell a concise history of slavery and the problems of its present day counterpart; the trafficking and victimization of people around the world.

This project was a gift to a non-profit organization from Dickson Chow and Vinh Chung to help bring awareness to the issue. It is our way as artists to give back to society and hopefully, in one form or another, help bring an end to such atrocities happening in the world today.

This is only the first part of a three part series. The other parts deals with sexual slavery and child soldiers will be going into production soon. Stay tuned!
the veiled commodity stills
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Festival De Cannes, Short Film Corner, Cannes 2009Winner of Director's Choice Award - Rincon International Film FestivalWinner of Best Animated Short Award - Detroit Windsor International Film Festival | Best Animated Short Award
Bayou City Inspirational Film FestivalWinner of Best Animated Short Award - Detroit Windsor International Film Festival | Best Animated Short Award - San Francisco Frozen Film FestivalLong Island International Film Expo | Winner of Best Animated ShortVancouver International Film Festival
Anchorage International Film FestivalNew York United Film FestivalPhiladelphia Asian American Film Festival
Chicago International Reel Shorts FestivalTiburon International Film Festival 2010Washington DC Asian Pacific American Film FestivalSan Diego Asian Film Festival 2009
Chicago United Film FestivalMoondance International Film FestivalHolly Shorts Film Festival
Filmanthropy FestivalSF Shorts | San Francisco International Festival of Short FilmsShort Short Story Film FestivalIndie Memphis Film Festival
Asian American International Film FestivalSoCal Film Festival 2009
Grand Rapids Film Festival 2009Artivist Film FestivalBig Bear Lake International Film FestivalIndianapolis International Film Festival
East Los Angeles International Film FestivalBoston International Film FestivalLos Angeles United Film Festival
Tulsa United Film FestivalDel Ray International Film FestivaBronx Independent Film FestivalJersey Shore Film Festival

1 comment:

  1. Amazing video. Thank you so much for sharing.