YouTube acquires documentary on Kailash Satyarthi, 'The Price of Free'
American video-sharing website YouTube has acquired the award-winning documentary on the work of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and will bring the Indian activist's sustained efforts to end child labor to a global audience. 'The Price of Free', directed by Derek Doneen and produced by American film and television personality, Davis Guggenheim, follows Satyarthi and his team through secret raids and missions to rescue children.
Co-produced and co-financed by film company Participant Media and Concordia Studio, the 90-minute YouTube original feature-length documentary will debut on YouTube channel SoulPancake, the digital division of Participant Media, on November 27.
The film had premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won the US Documentary Grand Jury Prize. It seeks to raise awareness on child labor, and through the mission of Satyarthi, build a better future for children across the world, YouTube said. Satyarthi said the film shows the real scourge of child trafficking, child labor, and exploitation that's ruining the childhood of millions.
"The film shares stories of the most marginalized and vulnerable children that I've been fighting for all my life and will continue to," Satyarthi said, urging people to work together in creating a free, healthy, and safe world for all children. "We're incredibly inspired by the heroic work Kailash Satyarthi and his team do everyday," said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube.
"One of YouTube's missions is to give everyone a voice and so we're proud to feature such an important and educational documentary that not only gives these young children a voice but supports Kailash's mission in giving them the childhood they rightly deserve," Daniels said.