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Hope in Action, human trafficking, refugees, writing -

How a middle-of-the-night, boxer-briefed home intrusion helped writer Andrew Kooman understand something about the plight of migrants and refugees in Southeast Asia.

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Hope in Action, human trafficking, refugees, writing -

Shocking stories of human rights abuses in South East Asia have now been heard around the world. Hope in Action gives an up-close look at the lives of migrants and refugees as they come to Malaysia. HOPE IN ACTION portrays an honest and eye-opening account of their experiences.

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human trafficking, play, She Has A Name, writing -

It was an exciting week on the She Has A Name front with a series of interviews and stories in the media and a reading from act one of the play in Calgary at Mount Royal University.  I’m grateful to the people giving the play airtime, for our PR Wizard who is helping us to get the word out, and for people on the ground locally who are picking up the story because they believe in it, and want to see us succeed.

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human trafficking, refugees, She Has A Name, video, writing -

Here’s my talk at the inaugural TEDx event in Red Deer, Alberta, followed by a reading from She Has A Name, a scene where JASON has a Skype conversation with his wife ALI who is at home with the kids in Canada while he is far off in Bangkok investigating a human trafficking case.

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human trafficking, play, She Has A Name, writing -

Two things have clearly crystalized through the process of bringing this story to life: we want produce great theatre and we want to lead people in a response. The play is the dramatic telling of an imagined story placed in a plausible setting of a fictional trafficking case.  It is meant to shine light on the real world of trafficking, to ask big questions, and dare I say, make some suggestions.

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