Not My Life

Not My Life is a 2011 American independent documentary film about human trafficking and contemporary slavery.wikipedia
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Eugenia Bonetti

Eugenia Bonetti, a nun, speaks about her work helping girls escape from slavery in Italy.
She appears in the documentary film Not My Life, in which she speaks about her work in Italy.

Robert Bilheimer

The film was written, produced, and directed by Robert Bilheimer, who had been asked to make the film by Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
The executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Maria Costa, asked Bilheimer to make the film human trafficking documentary film Not My Life, and later said that he chose Bilheimer because of his "solid reputation [for] addressing difficult topics... combining artistic talent, a philosophical view about development and a humanitarian sentiment about what to do about the issues."

Richard Young (cinematographer)

Richard Young
The film was dedicated to Richard Young, its cinematographer and co-director, after he died in December 2010.
The film Not My Life, for which he had served as cinematographer and co-director, was subsequently dedicated to him.

Paul Radu

Fifty people are interviewed in the film, including investigative journalist Paul Radu of Bucharest, Katherine Chon of the Polaris Project, and Iana Matei of Reaching Out Romania. Fifty people are interviewed in Not My Life, including Katherine Chon of the Polaris Project, investigative journalist Paul Radu of Bucharest, Vincent Tournecuillert of Terre des hommes, Iana Matei of Reaching Out Romania, UNICEF Director of Programmes Nicholas Alipui, Susan Bissell of UNICEF's Child Protection Section, Antonio Maria Costa of UNODC, Somaly Mam of the Somaly Mam Foundation, Molly Melching of Tostan in Senegal, and Suzanne Mubarak, who was First Lady of Egypt at the time.

Harlem International Film Festival

Harlem International Film Festival Awards for Best Actor
Not My Life was named Best World Documentary at the Harlem International Film Festival in September 2012.

Operation Stormy Nights

Angie was rescued during Operation Stormy Nights, an anti-human-trafficking operation carried out by the FBI, in 2004.
Angie was later interviewed in the documentary film Not My Life, in which Angie explains how she and Melissa were expected to engage in sexual intercourse with truck drivers at a truck stop and steal their money.

Nicholas Alipui

Fifty people are interviewed in Not My Life, including Katherine Chon of the Polaris Project, investigative journalist Paul Radu of Bucharest, Vincent Tournecuillert of Terre des hommes, Iana Matei of Reaching Out Romania, UNICEF Director of Programmes Nicholas Alipui, Susan Bissell of UNICEF's Child Protection Section, Antonio Maria Costa of UNODC, Somaly Mam of the Somaly Mam Foundation, Molly Melching of Tostan in Senegal, and Suzanne Mubarak, who was First Lady of Egypt at the time.
He was interviewed in Not My Life, an independent documentary film about human trafficking.

Grace Akallo

Grace Akallo, a Ugandan woman who was once abducted by Joseph Kony to be used as a child soldier in the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), is interviewed, saying that "this kind of evil must be stopped."
She is interviewed in the 2011 documentary film Not My Life on the subject of human trafficking, saying that "this kind of evil must be stopped."

Sheila White (abolitionist)

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Another American victim of sexual trafficking, Sheila White, describes an incident in 2003 when she was beaten up next to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
She was interviewed in the documentary film Not My Life about her experiences while being trafficked, and said, "There is a point where you begin to feel numb. You really feel like you're not even a person."

Lord Protect My Child

Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and Dave Brubeck performed the theme song for Not My Life, Bob Dylan's "Lord Protect My Child", which was produced by Chris Brubeck.
Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and Dave Brubeck performed a cover version of "Lord Protect My Child", which was produced by Chris Brubeck and used as the theme song for the human trafficking documentary film Not My Life.

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Not My Life is a 2011 American independent documentary film about human trafficking and contemporary slavery.

Human trafficking

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Not My Life is a 2011 American independent documentary film about human trafficking and contemporary slavery.

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Not My Life is a 2011 American independent documentary film about human trafficking and contemporary slavery.

Antonio Maria Costa

The film was written, produced, and directed by Robert Bilheimer, who had been asked to make the film by Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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The film was written, produced, and directed by Robert Bilheimer, who had been asked to make the film by Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

A Closer Walk

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Bilheimer planned Not My Life as the second installment in a trilogy, the first being A Closer Walk and the third being the unproduced Take Me Home.

Molly Melching

The title Not My Life came from a June 2009 interview with Molly Melching, founder of Tostan, who said that many people deny the reality of contemporary slavery because it is an uncomfortable truth, saying, "No, this is not my life."

Tostan

Community Empowerment Program (CEP)hereTostan Organization
The title Not My Life came from a June 2009 interview with Molly Melching, founder of Tostan, who said that many people deny the reality of contemporary slavery because it is an uncomfortable truth, saying, "No, this is not my life."

Human trafficking in Albania

Albania
Filming of Not My Life took four years to complete, and documented human trafficking in 13 countries: Albania, Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Italy, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Uganda, and the United States.

Human trafficking in Brazil

Brazil
Filming of Not My Life took four years to complete, and documented human trafficking in 13 countries: Albania, Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Italy, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Uganda, and the United States.

Human trafficking in Cambodia

Cambodia
Filming of Not My Life took four years to complete, and documented human trafficking in 13 countries: Albania, Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Italy, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Uganda, and the United States.

Human trafficking in Egypt

Egypt
Filming of Not My Life took four years to complete, and documented human trafficking in 13 countries: Albania, Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Italy, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Uganda, and the United States.

Human trafficking in Ghana

Ghana
Filming of Not My Life took four years to complete, and documented human trafficking in 13 countries: Albania, Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Italy, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Uganda, and the United States.

Human trafficking in Guatemala

Guatemala
Filming of Not My Life took four years to complete, and documented human trafficking in 13 countries: Albania, Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Italy, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Uganda, and the United States.

Human trafficking in India

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Filming of Not My Life took four years to complete, and documented human trafficking in 13 countries: Albania, Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Italy, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Uganda, and the United States.