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Globalized Slavery (01:30)


Once a luxury, shrimp are now consumed daily. The Thai fishing industry uses abuse, torture, and executions. This investigative documentary proves the low cost of prawns sold globally depends on slave labor

Human Trafficking (01:55)

Slave traders buy and sell migrants onto illegal fishing boats in Southern Thailand. A local charity has bought Vuti's freedom; the former Cambodian monk had not seen land for 18 months. He describes conditions aboard the boat.

Business of Trafficking (03:24)

Migrants pay brokers to smuggle them into Thailand; Aung Myo and Kyaw faced death while crossing the border. Approximately 300,000 people work in the Thai fishing industry. Traffickers partner with police; shrimp boat captains force men to pay off debts through labor.

CP Foods Prawn Farms (03:22)

Thailand's fishing industry depends on slave labor. The main company supplying global supermarkets uses trash fish as shrimp feed. Workers endure inhumane conditions; suicides are common and rebels are executed. Ayung Myo describes how he escaped to shore.

Proving the Shrimp-Slavery Connection (03:00)

A Burmese migrant relates being sold by a broker and forced to work for two years. The film crew follows his boat to a fish meal factory selling to CP Foods. CP claims to buy from legal trawlers, but most boats have fake licenses.

Addressing Modern Slavery (02:17)

Thai fisheries expert Dr. Waraporn Prompoj says unregistered boats are no longer a problem. Former U.S. ambassador Mark Lagon suggests economic sanctions to encourage cracking down on trafficking. Campaigner Steve Trent says supermarkets are responsible for boycotting suppliers using slave labor.

Supermarket Response to Slavery (02:23)

Wal-Mart, Tesco, Carrefour, Costco, Morrisons, Aldi and Iceland condemned slavery in the Thai fishing sector but declined interview. CP Foods' Bob Miller believes it is better to work within the system, than to boycott suppliers. Trent says retailers are complacent.

Credits: Supermarket Slave Trail (00:11)

Credits: Supermarket Slave Trail

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Prawns may be cheap to buy, but the human cost of their production is unimaginable. This shocking expose from Guardian Films reveals the invisible slavery propping up Thailand's multi-billion dollar industry.

Length: 19 minutes

Item#: BVL118395

ISBN: 978-1-63521-998-2

Copyright date: ©2014

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