Member Screening: The Price of Free

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, The Price of Free is a suspenseful yet intimate look at one man's groundbreaking struggle to liberate every child possible from slavery. From director Derek Doneen and Oscar winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, He Named Me Malala), the film follows Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his team through gripping secret raids and quests for missing children in the hopes of ending the cycle of poverty which  forces them and their families into dreadful circumstances. Refusing to be daunted by the impossible, they have succeeded in rescuing over 87,000 children and created a global movement which has resulted in legislation which helps protect children. 

Screening and Q&A followed by a reception at New People Cinema with director Derek Doneen and subject Kailash Satyarthi

Director Derek Doneen and Nobel Prize laureate and subject Kailash Satyarthi in person

Derek 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 Derek edited. Prior to directing Kailash, Derek directed the documentary short Spent: Looking for Change, produced the documentaries The Dream is Now and Shot in the Dark, and edited Kobe Bryant's Muse for Showtime. Kailash marks Doneen's feature documentary debut. 

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