award winning movie
Ronald is an aspirational, but disadvantaged cameraman who wants to marry his true love, Lovina. He discovers that he must go far to fight for her when he is accepted into an international model agency. Everything changes drastically when Ronald realizes that the model agency is in fact a big deception and false promises; He must either play in organized human trafficking or never see his true love again.
It is the story of the movie Desperate Journeys, which is a collaboration between MeCATH (Media Coalition & Awareness to Hault Human Trafficking), the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Embassy in Nigeria. The film is part of a larger project that they do against human trafficking. The project takes place in the state of Edo, Nigeria, because most of the sex slaves who come from Africa to Europe come from Edo. It tells Anne Abok, international manager of MeCAHT.
“We use Desperate Journeys for training and to raise awareness about the subject. The film focuses on the situation of Nigerians who go to Europe in search of a better life, but instead end up being illegal migrants or as victims of human trafficking” says Anne Abok. The film was premiere in Abuja, and 19 embassies participated. The film won a gold prize for its screenplay in Los Angeles at the Independent Film Festival.
The project will also raise awareness of human trafficking among 10,000 inhabitants of the area in order to prevent this area; They will offer schooling to 100 vulnerable teenagers and micro loans to 500 vulnerable
women, so they can start their own business. MeCAHT has also received the “Award of Excellence” for the project.
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