Teen Screen

An Educational Field Trip that Changes Attitudes – and Lives

Not My Life


Recommended for grades 11-12

64 minutes


Filmed on five continents and in a dozen countries, this film takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.  This film is a beautiful collage, combining interviews with and footage of victims, escapees, aggressors, and several who seek to overcome this global problem.  For the Teen Screen audience, it will be an education about what is perhaps the defining human rights issue of our time.

Theme: Human Rights/Social Action

Sub-Themes: Global Awareness, Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery