Bound To Freedom
Slavery to Liberation
Many think slavery ended with the demise of the trans-Atlantic trade, but sadly, that’s far from true. An estimated thirty-six million live without dignity or rights and although slavery is illegal in every country, it continues to persist in all—as a crime against humanity. Lisa Kristine’s indelible images seek to unify humanity and inform the viewer of the tangible humanness of individuals enslaved today.
foreword by Pope Francis
There are forty-six million people enslaved in the world today – more than double the amount taken from Africa during the entire trans-Atlantic slave trade. In Bound to Freedom, Lisa Kristine’s indelible images ask that we pay attention to the tangible humanness and dignity of those enslaved.
Bound to Freedom inspires us to engage in the reality of slavery, seeks to make us aware of the depth of its reach, and insists we begin to look for solutions across faiths, governments, businesses, and the communities of our world. With a declaration from Pope Francis, along with quotes from diverse global leaders, the message is clear: slavery is not a political issue – it is a human issue.
Through her journey, Lisa Kristine shines a light on the need for a global shift from dependence on slave labor to fair trade labor systems available and active in many parts of the world today. It is not simply a story about slavery, but liberation.