Film Clips


Nina Smith Announces Commitment to Action at Clinton Global Initiative

 

From Carpet Looms to Classrooms GoodWeave's 2013 CGI Commitment Announcement, produced by Clinton Global Initiative

GoodWeave executive director Nina Smith announced GoodWeave's commitment to action at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative meeting on September 26, 2013.

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GoodWeave featured on PBS NewsHour

 

Organization Fights to Unravel India's Widespread Child Labor Abuses, produced by PBS NewsHour

There are laws against child labor in India, yet millions of underage children are still trafficked or forced by poverty to toil away in factories. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro profiles Kailash Satyarthi who developed the GoodWeave labeling system for rugs made without child labor and helps get underage workers back in school, and looks at GoodWeave's current activities in India.

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GoodWeave featured on CNN Freedom Project series

 

Nepal Crisis Pushing Children into Slavery, produced by CNN

GoodWeave is among leading anti-slavery organizations followed by the CNN Freedom Project to fight modern slavery, a year-long global initiative looking to untangle the complicated web of criminal enterprises trading in human life. This piece explores the economics of child labor in the rug industry. Follow up pieces showcasing GoodWeave’s direct work with rescued child laborers in Nepal and the organization's unique market-based approach to ending child labor in the rug industry are below.

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GoodWeave Works to End Nepal Child Labor video by CNN

This piece features exclusive footage of GoodWeave's operations in Nepal, revealing the the lives of rescued children. GoodWeave is among leading anti-slavery organizations followed by the CNN Freedom Project to fight modern slavery.

Streaming video (3:33; YouTube) 

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Certifying Your Rug is Slave Labor-Free, produced by CNN

Learn about GoodWeave’s unique market-based approach to ending child labor in the rug industry. GoodWeave is among leading anti-slavery organizations followed by the CNN Freedom Project to fight modern slavery, a year-long global initiative looking to untangle the complicated web of criminal enterprises trading in human life.

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View clips on GoodWeave and child labor below.

 

From Carpet Loom to Classroom—An Inspiring Look into GoodWeave's Non-Formal Education Program in Nepal

Hear the stories of Sanju and Deepa, two former child laborers, who with GoodWeave's support and despite the odds, got back to school. Created by Lauren Lopez.

Streaming video (5:14; YouTube)

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GoodWeave in Afghanistan Supporter Briefing Webinar

Hear moving updates about GoodWeave's “firsts” in Afghanistan in this supporter briefing webinar, including the ribbon cutting ceremony at a daycare in Balkh Province, as well as insights into a very hidden class of workers—women weavers and child laborers.

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Afghanistan Supporter Webinar

 

GoodWeave Campaign Video 

Winter 2010

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Not My Life Film Trailer

The first documentary film to depict the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents over a period of four years, Not My Life unflinchingly, but with enormous dignity and compassion, depicts the unspeakable practices of a multi-billion dollar global industry whose profits, as the film’s narration says, “ are built on the backs and in the beds of our planet’s youth.” For more information, visit the Not My Life website.

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Not My Life

 

MSNBC's Tom Snowden's Report on Ending Child Labor with Handmade Rugs

A story on the power of the GoodWeave certification to mobilize consumers and motivate South Asian rug producers to stop using child labor, featuring interviews with Nina Smith, U. Roberto Romano, Ajay Singh Karki, Stephanie Odegard, and others, with images from Faces of Freedom and footage evidencing child labor behind the looms.

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Principal Voices 

CNN Documentary series on "Social Entrepreneurs" highlights GoodWeave (formerly RugMark) and founder Kailash Satyarthi

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  • The Young Heroes of RugMark

In 2007, two former child weavers embarked on a multi-city speaking tour with RugMark, now GoodWeave
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Footage by TurnHere, courtesy of Dwell.com

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  • Nina Smith on Social Edge

Nina Smith, Executive Director of GoodWeave, shares with Global X the story of Lakshmi who was able to break the cycle of poverty for her and her family.

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  • Stolen Childhoods

Produced by Galen Films, narrated by Meryl Streep with testimony by Senator Tom Harkin.

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  • The New Heroes

Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting, narrated by Robert Redford, and interview with GoodWeave founder, Kailash Satyarthi.

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ISEAL Alliance

ISEAL Alliance member

GoodWeave is one of only 13 full-members of the ISEAL Alliance, the global association for sustainability standards whose Codes of Good Practice are seen as global references for developing and implementing credible standards.


GoodWeave EXCELs

GoodWeave’s Nina Smith won the 2012 Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership (EXCEL) Award, which honors Washington-area nonprofit leaders who demonstrate innovation, motivation, community building, inclusiveness and ethical integrity.


Best in America

The Best in America Seal is awarded to less than 1 percent of U.S. charities, and only after rigorous independent review has determined that the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness are met.