Beauty for Freedom 2018 Project Ghana Documentary

Summer 2017, Project Ghana, a Beauty for Freedom art therapy initiative in partnership with Challenging Heights, was able to empower over 350 survivors of labor trafficking and at-risk youth in Ghana. The Project Ghana documentary follows the art project through the eyes of Beauty for Freedom and Challenging Heights and is a testament to the fact that art truly does heal, educate and can be a conduit for survivors to support themselves and their recovery through creative expression.

Beauty for Freedom exists to empower survivors and at-risk youth of trafficking through creative expression and art therapy.

We work to bring about community awareness on the issue of human trafficking and engage communities to help improve lives of victims and survivors.

To date, our BFF programming has supported and empowered over 1500 young survivors globally.
To support the continuation of Project Ghana and Beauty for Freedom’s art therapy and empowerment initiatives, Please Donate at

Child Labor Trafficking in Ghana
The Issue:
More than 50% of the children working on southern Lake Volta’s waters were trafficked into forced labor.

Approximately one-fifth of children working in the fishing
industry are six years old or younger.

Traffickers control children through violence, emotional abuse and limiting access to food. These children have no access to medical attention and never have an opportunity to go to school.

Over 21,000 children are currently enslaved on Lake Volta.

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Directed by Monica Watkins
Film Scoring by Ahmed Alabaca
Filmed by Jerry Chu, Erica Simone & Monica Watkins
Edited by Monica Watkins