Every once in a while, we are asked to work on a project that feels a lot bigger than ourselves. The possibilities are enormous, and the content has worldwide implications, but the truth of what it is lines up with the mission of our hearts. These are the stories that we long to tell.
Human trafficking … child sex slavery … these words do not belong together. But there is something we can do about it. Traffic Jam unites musicians and fans to raise awareness and fight trafficking and enslavement of children around the globe.
At the end of June, Storytelling Pictures will be partnering with Traffic Jam and traveling with the band Sargent Avenue to Thailand and Cambodia to document child trafficking and slavery. In addition, Sargent Avenue has been asked to perform in Chaing Mai, Thailand for an anti-trafficking concert created by MTV Exit.
Sargent Avenue, formed in 2008, blends a variety of musical influences to create rhythmic, emotive rock music and high-energy live shows. Sargent Avenue is the only American band invited to play in the event. But as bass player Jesse Harris shares, "We are more than just musicians; we are men who have something to stand for, something to fight for."
Storytelling Pictures is honored to partner with Traffic Jam to tell such a powerful story. The goal is to educate and inspire people to address child trafficking and slavery head-on and take action to defend innocence.