The Free Body Film


*A short, experimental film by Free Body Project to raise awareness of human trafficking set in Portland, Oregon which began an international movement using dance as a powerful resource for social justice work.*


Learn more about our work and our upcoming dance documentary “From There to Here” set in Kolkata, India and featuring the women whose voices you hear in “Move for Freedom”. 

This film is our call to action. It explores the internal and external changes that can occur when we open our eyes to pressing social problems and choose action, using passions and skills at our disposal. Set to an original composition by Elspeth Duncan, the score features original poetry and voices of dance activists at the Kolkata-based NGO, Kolkata Sanved

We are indebted to the dancers, 25 crew members, 118 Kickstarter backers, and local Portland, Oregon businesses that supported the creation of our first film.

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 |

Premiered at Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, 2015 featured in workshops at The Martha Graham Dance Company in New York City and Lines Ballet. 


Theatrical licensing available, please contact Sydney Skov via to coordinate screenings, movement workshops, and educational distribution. All rights reserved © Free Body Project, 2017