Ruxi: The Road To Slavery

A short fiction film about human trafficking. Brief Synopsis: Ruxi's parents left for England when she was very young. Since then, she has looked after her Grandfather and her sister, Andrea. Just as the family fall on hard times, Ana comes into Ruxi's life, with a promise of a job in England... The fiction form allowed us to tell victims' stories without putting them in danger by exposing their identities. "Ruxi: The Road to Slavery" was made on behalf of IGNITE Oxford, a charitable organisation that fights against modern day slavery. Official Selection: Amnesty International "Au Cinéma pour les Droits Humains" Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival Woods Hole Film Festival Southampton International Film Festival Tryon International Film Festival International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality HollyShorts (Oscar-qualifying) Monthly Reality Bytes Student Film Festival Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival HerStory Cinephilia Society, Nashville Prizes: Best Student Film- ARFF Berlin Best Student Film, Best Leading Actress in a Short (Nominations)- Southampton International Film Festival Gold Award- Mindfield LA Shortlisting- Unchosen Modern Slavery Film Competition Best Newcomer- International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality Merit of Awareness- Awareness Film Festival Nominee- International Short Film Festival Beveren Semi-Finalist- World of Film International Festival Glasgow

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Hendrik Ehlers

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    Hendrik Ehlers
    Freelance Director/Editor + Researcher