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not my life

Not My Life

Not My Life comprehensively depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale.


Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, sex tourism, sexual exploitation, and child soldiering.

Not My Life is being used as a tool to educate communities worldwide about the millions of children, women, and men who are exploited every day through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering. Since its release, Not My Life has reached millions of people through public screening and community events, television broadcasts, and in classrooms and homes around the world.


Not My Life has reached a broad, global viewership through a rich network of partners that include: NGOs; UN agencies; corporations and their CSR initiatives; international development and law enforcement agencies; faith-based communities; and student groups. 

Director: Robert Bilheimer

Narration: Glenn Close

Released: 2012

Duration: 64 minutes


not my life

Financial support


The Greenbaum Foundation

The Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation

The Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation

The Grace Jones Richardson Trust

Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation

Ramsey Merriam Fund

Stardust Fund

The Matheis Family Trust

businesses & corporations

governmental agencies


William Scheffler and Ann Sheffer

Spencer Stuart


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