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unicef

1 x 180 seconds
Theatrically released at
The Electric Cinema, 24 June 2003
A Century Films production for
UNICEF UK

The girl
Avenia Ouendo
Narrator
Robbie Williams
Photography
Simon Niblett
Composer
Simon Boswell
Sound
Marc Hatch
Executive producers
Gabby Chelmicka and Tim Clark
Assistant producer
Lara Akeju
Producer
Katie Bailiff
Director
Brian Hill

 

More Precious
Than Gold
(2003)

Child trafficking involves the transportation and exploitation of over a million unwilling victims every year, often for sex work or hazardous, illegal labour.

False promises of education and a better future are made, but the children and their families are frequently unaware of the real fate that awaits the victims.

Thousands of children are trafficked to the UK every year, mainly from West Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.

Presented by Robbie Williams, this hard-hitting film highlights the chilling horror of organised child trafficking as part of UNICEF UK's End Child Exploitation campaign.

Robbie describes the film as "short, but definitely not sweet", and narrates a poem by Simon Armitage that uses the exotic fruit trade as a metaphor for the sale of young lives.

UNICEF is urging the UK government to introduce legislation to provide specialist care and protection for victims of trafficking, including safe houses across the country, counselling and education.

 

More Precious Than Gold can be viewed on UNICEF's End Child Exploitation campaign website at www.endchildexploitation.org.uk