Call + Response: “Justice is What Love Looks Like in Public”

kinnon —  September 28, 2008 — 3 Comments

Cynthia La Grou is spreading the word on Call + Response. The quote in the title is from Dr. Cornell West at the end of the trailer below. The film opens in theaters Oct 9/10. (No date yet in Toronto.)

It’s playing in these cities right now. Request that it plays in your own. From the Call + Response website:


CALL+RESPONSE is a first of its kind feature documentary film that reveals the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. CALL+RESPONSE goes deep undercover where slavery is thriving from the child brothels of Cambodia to the slave brick kilns of rural India to reveal that in 2007, Slave Traders made more money than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined.
  Luminaries on the issue such as Cornel West, Madeleine Albright, Daryl Hannah, Julia Ormond, Ashley Judd, Nicholas Kristof, and many other prominent political and cultural figures offer first hand account of this 21st century trade. Performances from Grammy-winning and critically acclaimed artists including Moby, Natasha Bedingfield, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Imogen Heap, Talib Kweli, Five For Fighting, Switchfoot, members of Nickel Creek and Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, Rocco Deluca move this chilling information into inspiration for stopping it.



A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

3 responses to Call + Response: “Justice is What Love Looks Like in Public”

  1. I was going to post this today too. (Still will). I was glad to see Dr. Cornell West working on this issue, and I deeply appreciate his quote about love and justice.

  2. Thanks for the blog response and your help for the project appreciated.
    Have been in dialog with Fair Trade COO -as a grassroots effort – they blew me away – 2 months to gather the prominent artists – which is a major feat (I think there may have been a conx to Waldin at that time) and 2 years in the making with a staff of 3. Reminiscent of Facing the Giants grassroots approach as well.

  3. I just saw it tonight and was deeply moved. The film is extremely well made…like a piece of art. I would encourage everyone to go see it THIS weekend since it is their opening weekend!! You can’t afford not to.


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