Had the privilege a couple of nights ago to join around 50 leaders from the Atlanta area at the Carter Center to see a private screening of the upcoming documentary (rockumentary) titled Call and Response. Justin Dillon, the director, was there along with Erik Lokkesmoe, a good friend who originally informed me of this project. Erik is the founder of Different Drummer, a marketing agency that works with films, projects, and innovative initiatives. Call and Response is an activist film designed to raise awareness regarding Slavery, forced labor, Child Soldiers, and Sex Trafficking, all four major issues in our culture today, including right here in Atlanta. The project involves a number of bands and artists who collaborated on a music concert that is pretty unbelievable, and highlighted throughout the film, all in an attempt to raise awareness on this issue. This documentary will release in September, and you need to make sure you see it, and take your friends with you. All of the proceeds from the film will be given towards projects designed to end slavery and sex trafficking around the world. And it will disturb you. In a good way. Believe me.
Jeff Shinabarger has a great post on the film as well over at his blog.
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