Masters of Freedom

Synopsis

Humans owning humans—it is one of the awful legacies of Sudan’s civil war. Today, tens of thousands of people are living in slavery in Sudan. In southern Sudan, in particular, women and children are seized in violent raids on villages and condemned to a life of servitude and sexual exploitation. This documentary follows a controversial modern-day abolitionist as he buys slaves and sets them free. It’s a journey into the heart of modern-day slavery that exposes the slave trade in action and explores the on-going civil war that keeps it thriving. Hosted by actor Sam Waterston. Aired on public television.