Dillon decided to do something about this tragedy and raise awareness of just how many of our lives, even today, are affected by the slave trade. The result of his efforts is a new film, Call + Response, a combination documentary and concert. Call + Response goes undercover to the child brothels of Cambodia and beyond; the film features commentary by such luminaries as Cornel West, Madeleine Albright, Daryl Hannah, Julia Ormond, Nicholas Kristof and more plus powerful performances by Moby, Natasha Bedingfield, Matisyahu, Imogen Heap, Talib Kweli and many others. West explains the link between music and slavery all a slave really owns is a voice and the film is a collective call to the world community to stop slavery. Unlike many documentaries about heavy subjects, Call + Response assures viewers that they can make a difference about this important issue.
Call + Response opens Friday, October 10, at Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli; call 303-595-3456 or visit www.denverfilm.org. To learn more about the film, visit www.callandresponse.com. And go here to read an interview with the director.
Oct. 10-12, 2008