A child works at 'Lixao da Estrutural', Latin America's largest rubbish dump, in Brasilia, Brazil, January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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From a cartoon about child workers to an HBO miniseries, Brazil is turning to television and social media to shed light on modern slavery and change attitudes through entertainment. Prosecutors and judges are spending funds -- seized from those who profit from modern slavery -- on documentaries and movies in a drive to spark debate, engage with more people and bring to life the reality of slave labor in Brazil.With more than 40 million people enslaved worldwide, the entertainment industry has made a host of documentaries and films that explore life as a modern slave.In Brazil, whose government has rescued more than 53,000 people in slavelike conditions since 1995, slavery is defined as forced labor, and also includes debt bondage, degrading work conditions and long hours that pose a health risk to workers.Otherwise, the film might win awards but touch nobody.
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