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We are excited to announce the launch of ‘Shoebox’- a short film about Maria. Shoebox is a collaboration between the Helen Bamber Foundation and Gareth Warland and Noelle Rodrigues, the film directing duo allmyfriends (

‘Shoebox’ is based on the types of trafficking cases we see every year at the Helen Bamber Foundaton. We were keen for the film to convey both the brutality of trafficking but also the strength of spirit and courage that we see in our clients every day. We are very grateful to allmyfriends for giving us the opportunity to raise awareness of the reality of trafficking in this way.

Gareth and Noelle sought to finance the film through fundraising and pro bono support. We are so thankful to everyone who sent generous cash donations, and to the cast and crew who worked on this project for very little or for nothing. This project would have not been possible without you. We hope that the film will help raise awareness of sex trafficking, its victims, and the work that is being done here at the Helen Bamber Foundation.

Please help us by spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter! #Shoebox

To support our work with survivors of human trafficking, text ‘SHOE22’ to 70070 or donate here

Special thanks must go to those who have given their time and money to make this project happen:

Gareth Warland, allmyfriends
Noelle Rodrigues, allmyfriends
Emma Boman
Steph Ellis & Rory Hall, Adam&EveDDB
Leila Bartlam
Lucile Weigel

Yves Cape

Henry Woolway
Tiernan Handby & Campbell Beaton, Fortune Films
Viggo Blegvad
Sylvain Zambelli
Sam Ostrove, Cut + Run
Gary Walker, 750mph
Carl Phillips, The Mill
Luis Martin, The Mill
Beverley & Peter Warland
Lisa Thomas
Vivienne Woodley
Luiz Carlos Caceres
Carlos Henrique Pereira Travassos
Jorge Cortez
Eduardo Moreno
Maurício Amato
Roseli Maria Caceres & Luiz Alberto Rodrigues
Eloisa Artuso
Leticia Arthuzo & Leeward Wang
Lucas Alvarez
Carlos Roberto Rodrigues
Sérgio Trani
Jorge Moura
Paul Buck, Zerofee
Bronac McNeil