Co-Directed by Sydney Skov and Janique Robillard

Director of Photography - Paulius Kontijevas | Steadi-Cam Operator - Harrisen Howes | 1st AC - Eric Macey | 2nd AC - Austin Hobart | Production Designer & Projection Loop Editor - Rubina Martini | Art Assistant - Scott Braucht | Title Design & Animation - Kalina Torino | Edited by Janique Robillard and Jake Lyon




Move for Freedom was created as a statement of solidarity with the dancers, healers, and counter-human trafficking advocates of the India-based non-profit, Kolkata Sanved. Their poetry reminds us that the pervasive human rights abuse of human trafficking occurs in every country, including the United States. Their voices form the soundtrack of this short film.

Learn more about the issue, and how sex trafficking disproportionately affects women and children, at the United Nations’ Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking.

Move for Freedom premiered at Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, 2015, was invited to screen at the youth and social change conference, GINergy in Abu Dhabi, and was featured in workshops at The Martha Graham Dance Company in New York City and Lines Ballet in San Francisco.




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