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A film by Derek Doneen

92 minutes

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, THE PRICE OF FREE (formerly titled Kailash) 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. YouTube Original documentary will release the film on November 2 in New York and November 9 in Los Angeles, before its launch on the platform on November 27.

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"[Kailash] benefits from a potent mix of compassionate heroism and hard-won hopefulness." - Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

 

"An interesting advantage of this snapshot approach, though, is that it prevents closure, which sounds like a weird thing to be pleased with, but I truly appreciated that Kailash doesn't always have answers or happy endings or pat resolutions." - Dan Fienberg, Hollywood Reporter

 

"Although Satyarthi's dedication and achievements speak for themselves, this is not a glossy hagiography, largely because he himself is acutely aware of the sacrifices made by his own family for the greater good." - Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film

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