Not My Life (2011) (84min)

January 23, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

American independent documentary film by Robert Bilheimer
about human trafficking and contemporary slavery.
Narrated by Glenn Close.
Hosted by STONE CANOE literary journal.
Introduced by Nancy Keefe Rhodes

What we call “human trafficking” is slavery, and it thrives today in every nation on earth, holding an estimated 29 million people in bondage. Filmed over four years, Robert Bilheimer’s Not My Life takes us to thirteen countries as well as five locations inside the U.S. The film uncovers what modern slavery looks like but also what modern abolitionists are doing about it. Premiered in 2011, Not My Life was broadcast in 2012 on CNN International and screened globally. Not My Life is the second film in a trilogy that addresses HIV, human trafficking and the environment. Newly re-edited and updated to reflect fast-changing developments, Not My Life comes to ArtRage as part of Stone Canoe Journal’s annual launch and art exhibition. For more about Bilheimer’s work, this film and some local initiatives to fight trafficking, go to

Intro by Nancy Keefe Rhodes, with refreshments and discussion afterward. To read Nancy’s essay entitled Not My Life: Filmmaker Robert Bilheimer’s Latest Meditation on Good and Evil use the link below

Free to the Public