Music videos spreading the word about Human Trafficking

Constance is a story about a girl in the Philippines victimized by Human Trafficking. It was created by Mr. J Medeiros and directed by Sam Sanchez of Stick Productions. It was produced by Ramses Jiminez of Legacy Street Productions. It has inspired an international human rights movement called the “Constance Campaign.” Mr. J spearheaded the movement, and has partnered with Non-Profit’s like IamComing.org, XXXChurch, and HumanTrafficking.org. In May 2007, Constance was featured on CBS Evening News in an expose’ on internet pornography.

Thanks to New Adventures for pointing out this video.

*** There are lots of rumors flying around that MTV will not show this video. I can’t find anywhere that MTV says it won’t, but all the reports say the same thing: MTV thinks it is too controversial. I can only hope these reports are wrong; however, I do strongly support people spreading around the internet. So, if you have a website, (and its appropriate) please share this.

15 comments

  1. Wow. Powerful video. I am also amazed that there is socially conscious music out there?!! About human trafficking too, that’s really great. Thank you for posting this.

  2. Because Clare wanted me to post my first reaction to seeing the video as an anti-trafficking activist….

    “I want to marry that man (the singer not the evil dude🙂 ) “

  3. I also wanted to point out the MTV Foundation runs anti-trafficking programs in Europe and just started in Asia. I don’t know how much the company and foundation are in coordination though. For more info on MTV Foundation’s programs, go to http://www.mtvexit.org

  4. Greetings to you from New Delhi. As a first of numerous global conferences, and as a part of the UN GIFT (Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking) we have planned a regional conference in New Delhi on 10 -11 October.

    I am Tushar Sampat and am responsible for the web presence of this initiative. We have developed a site – http://www.giftasia.in and I am keen on building a vibrant community on this site.

    I would be grateful if you could mention this event on your website. More importantly, all of you would be able to add value to the forums on this site. Would you like to suggest an important topic for discussion and will you encourage partners to contribute to this site.? We would be happy to acknowledge your contributions and link back to your site.

    In order to spread the message and involve people and organisations in this fight, it is important that people and organisations know of the GIFT initiative and the existence of this new resource.

    I would welcome any other suggestions and ideas you have.

    Thank you

    with best regards

    Tushar

  5. Hi Winslie,

    Since YouTube was set up to share videos and the maker of the video himself has talked about the need to spread it around, I would not consider it plagiarism. For one thing, you source is sited directly on the video and you are not trying to pass it off as your own.

    That is just my thoughts though.

  6. Clare,
    I was under the impression that WordPress does not like duplication of material.
    If several of us point or link to the same video then we are collectively bumping it up the stats table (me assumes).
    winslie

  7. Hmm. Perhaps you are right. I am not sure. That said, I don’t spend a ton of time posting other peoples stuff on my site— but once in a while it is the right thing to do, and for me, this was one of those cases. Not to mention, I would love it if this video jumped up the stats. Its really good and the message is SO important.

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