*Director will attend Q&A after the first screening
Hidden inside overcrowded factories around the world, countless children are forced into slave labor due to rising global demands for cheap goods. With the help of a covert network of informants, Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and his dedicated team carry out daring raids to rescue and rehabilitate imprisoned children. Using hidden cameras and playing the role of buyers at the factory to gain access, we watch Kailash take on one of his most challenging missions to date: finding Sonu, a young boy trafficked to Delhi for work who has been missing for eight months. Now his father dreams of Sonu coming home.
U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
"Kailash" marks director Derek Doneen's feature documentary debut. Doneen has worked closely with Davis Guggenheim since creating content for Guggenheim's documentary Waiting for “Superman” while working at Participant Media. Their creative partnership grew during Guggenheim’s 2016 convention film for President Obama, which Doneen edited. Prior to directing "Kailash", Doneen directed the documentary short "Spent: Looking for Change", produced the documentaries "The Dream Is Now" and "Shot in the Dark", and edited Showtime's "Kobe Bryant's Muse".