Elemental Productions is an independent documentary film production company founded in 2007 by anthropologist and director Robert Lemelson.
Say no to polygamy
"The Bird Dancer" and "Ritual Burdens" screening at the WPA International Congress 2013 in Vienna.
Yesterday's screening of "Standing on the Edge of a Thorn" at @nbff = SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone who came out!
Seven Factors Causing Victims' Silence
Human Trafficking statistics at a glance. (via www.sph.edu/voice)
Young women and children’s virginities are for high prices to traffickers. #ModernSlavery #ThisMustEnd
"And so I sacrificed myself again" -Tri
We caught up w/ Lisa this past fall. It was described as “the most emotional interview” Dr Lemelson has ever done.
Forced marriages have a long history in many parts of Indonesia.
"Ngaben" World Premiere at the #Sarasota #FilmFestival April 6th. Check out the trailer here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=553425844690126
“I was in a weak position to prevent the rape.” –Imam Rohani
130,000-240,000 sex workers in Indonesia. It is a major source/destination country for victims of sex trafficking.
"Thorn" narrator, Lisa, dreams to become a doctor to cure those like her father who suffer from mental illness.
Photo of Wise Lion, an Abhidhamma Buddhist monk being interviewed by the Elemental Productions team in Myanmar.
Our filming crew is currently in Myanmar. Here is a shot from a nunnery with 165 child nuns.
Dancer at Nat Festival in Myanmar
In Indonesia, it is not uncommon for women and children to be sold into the sex trade by relatives and friends.
Indonesia 2nd worst G20 country for women, via TrustLaw: http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/special-coverage/g20women/
“I thought that almost all village children, especially the girls, could easily be exploited by men” –Imam Rohani
79% of all global trafficking is for sexual exploitation. #StopTraffickingNow #EndSlavery
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