Film for Thought: The Price of Free co-presented by NFF Now


Studio Theater Wed, Jan 16 6:30 PM
Run Time:1:30
Category:Film for Thought
Cast:Kailash Satyarthi (documentary)
Director:Erik Doneen


This edition of Film for Thought is co-presented by NFF Now. Hidden inside overcrowded factories around the world, THE PRICE OF FREE (formerly titled KAILASH) tells the story of countless children who are forced into slave labor due to rising global demands for cheap goods. With the help of a covert network of informants, Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and his dedicated team carry out daring raids to rescue and rehabilitate imprisoned children. Using hidden cameras and playing the role of buyers at the factory to gain access, we watch Kailash take on one of his most challenging missions to date: finding Sonu, a young boy trafficked to Delhi for work who has been missing for eight months. Now his father dreams of Sonu coming home. Kailash's warmth and passion have gained international support for his philosophy that each child should be allowed to embrace their childhood. He gives them support, clothes, medical care and an education. Equal parts harrowing and motivating, first-time filmmaker Derek Doneen pulls us into Kailash's gripping pursuits and relentless energy to create the change he wants to see.

NFF Now is a year-round programming initiative by The Nantucket Film Festival and the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation featuring special screenings and the season’s best independent films. Don’t miss the remaineder of the upcoming NFF Now Screenings this winter and spring (dates TBA).