‘Child Slavery with Rageh Omaar’ opens our eyes to the harsh reality of today’s era.
It highlights the phenomenon of slavery in today’s world, not in the sense that conjures up images of black people – degraded, abused and bound in chains; but in a more relevant and modern sense of the term, where a human being and their labor are owned by others, and where that person does not have the freedom to leave and is forced into a life which is exploitative, humiliating and abusive.
It shows how in large parts of Asia, the Middle East, South America and even parts of Europe, children are compelled to live in abominable conditions; it is believed that there are nearly nine million children around the world today who are enslaved.
There are international charters and covenants which are trying to come to a legal definition of what constitutes slavery, but yet nothing concrete has been done so far.
Aaron Russo is one of the more famous American film producers and directors. He was best known for his work on movies like Wise Guys and Trading Places. This historic int...