Hidden inside overcrowded factories around the world, countless children are forced into slave labor due to rising global demands for cheap goods. With the help of a covert network of informants, Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and his dedicated team carry out daring raids to rescue and rehabilitate imprisoned children. Using hidden cameras and playing the role of buyers at the factory to gain access, we watch Kailash take on one of his most challenging missions to date: finding Sonu, a young boy trafficked to Delhi for work who has been missing for eight months. Now his father dreams of Sonu coming home.
Kailash’s warmth and passion have gained international support for his philosophy that each child should be allowed to embrace their childhood. He gives them support, clothes, medical care, and an education. Equal parts harrowing and motivating, first-time filmmaker Derek Doneen pulls us into Kailash’s gripping pursuits and relentless energy to create the change he wants to see.
Thu. 1/18, 5:30 p.m., MARC, PC
Fri. 1/19, 9:00 a.m., PC Library, PC
Fri. 1/19, 9:00 p.m., Sundance Resort, Provo
Sat. 1/20, 12:30 p.m., Wagner, SLC
Wed. 1/24, noon, Temple, PC
Thu. 1/25, 9:30 p.m., Redstone 1, PC
Kailash marks director Derek Doneen’s feature documentary debut. Doneen has worked closely with Davis Guggenheim since creating content for Guggenheim’s documentary Waiting for “Superman” while working at Participant Media. Their creative partnership grew during Guggenheim’s 2016 convention film for President Obama, which Doneen edited. Prior to directing Kailash, Doneen directed the documentary short Spent: Looking for Change, produced the documentaries The Dream Is Now and Shot in the Dark, and edited Showtime’s Kobe Bryant’s Muse.