Programs

Desert Riders

Thousands of children, some as young as two, were trafficked to work as camel jockeys in the Middle East. At the training schools, they were starved, injected with hormones and physically abused. Many died. Even more never returned

Even though the use of children as camel jockeys has now been banned, many suspect the practice is still continuing. We hear the stories of the children whose lives have been marred forever by their experiences.

PRODUCTION INFO

  • Year: 2011
  • Duration: 80 & 52 MINS
  • Production: filmblanc
  • Director: VIC SARIN
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: Canada

FESTIVAL & AWARDS

  • IDFA 2011, the Vancouver International Film Festival, One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Millenium International Film Festival, DocHouse, Document 8, DMZ Docs, Frequency Films Festival and Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2012

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