The first film in the Free Body Project series of short, dance-documentary films, Move for Freedom was created as a statement of solidarity with the dancers, artists, empowerment facilitators and counter-trafficking advocates of the Kolkata-based non-profit organization, Kolkata Sanved


This film is our call to action. Recalling that moment of clarity when you become aware of an urgent social ill, the film explores the internal and external changes that occur when we open our eyes and choose action using passions and skills at our disposal. 


Filmed in Portland, Oregon with 20 local dancers, the piece features choreography by instructor and choreographer, Tracey Durbin. The film is set to an original score composed by Elspeth Duncan which includes the original poetry and voices of the dance activists of the NGO, Kolkata Sanved. We are indebted to the dancers, 25 crew members, 118 Kickstarter backers and local Portland businesses that supported the creation of this project. 




Many thanks to: 

Dave's Killer Bread

Fehrenbacher Hof

Porque No? Taqueria

Polaris Dance Theatre

Tracey Durbin

Elspeth Duncan





In February, 2014, Free Body Project Founder and Director, Sydney Skov was invited to speak and screen Move for Freedom in Abu Dhabi at the GINergy youth social justice conference.

In 2015, Move for Freedom was an official selection at POW Fest in Portland, Oregon.

In June, 2015, Free Body Project Founder, Sydney Skov was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru grant in India to create the second film in the Free Body Film series in collaboration with the dance therapy practitioners of Kolkata Sanved.