James Kofi Annan is sold into Ghana's fishing industry at age six. He works as a child fisherman in over twenty villages along Lake Volta before he manages to escape seven years later. The fact that he can neither read nor write doesn't stop him from following his dream to dedicate his life to saving other children from a similar fate. Working for a living, James starts to teach himself reading and writing. Eventually, he attends a college and rises to become a manager at Barclays Bank of Ghana. In pursuit of his calling, James later resigns from his job at Barclays to devote himself fully to fighting for children's rights - and becomes one of the leading Human Rights activists of our time.Written by
I have to say I was totally blown away by this beautiful work. Fabulous imagery / cinematography - very gripping yet simple real life story line - up beat celebration at the end - all in all a wonderfully compelling film that stayed with me for several days afterwards (and still is...).
Child slavery, child labor and human trafficking are a blight on humanity, and I appreciate any efforts to shine a light on the problem, especially in my home country, Ghana.
I am privileged to have seen this film, to have had the opportunity to meet the film crew in Accra and totally delighted to see my name on the credits - thank you so much for this! I've never had that before and it means a lot to me. I'm very proud to be associated with such an incredible and inspirational film!
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