I was so gutted to miss my wonderful & super talented friend Producer & Exec producer Monica Y Dee 's latest premiere for her short film " IDIRA" @rkiveproductions @leila_bartell last week .
Story Based on modern day slavery.
I'm not blind to or ignoring the horrors happening to fellow Africans and compatriots in Libya at the moment but I'm saddened & very disappointed . It's painful really & I feel responsible for our world and its future seeing I'm a mother of six and my ongoing work through my various charities & contribution /partnership with worldwide organisations including my role as ambassador for International Harbor which acts against human trafficking. Raising awareness of the Libyan travesty of human rights is key... ...to bring the necessary pressure on the perpetrators of the sales of humans and on the attitudes that allow it.
Directed by Leila Bartell with
Actress Cheryl Whitney who plays ‘Idira’
Also Actor Pinakin Barot .
Ive personally asked Monica to explain "IDIRA" & here are her own words "Idira’ short film brings to light the horrific issues surrounding modern day slavery, almost silenced and un noticed, this film brings awareness to the public. It depicts the real ness of such situations which we must work hard along with the authorities to bring a stop to.” Monica Y. Dee (Producer, Exec Producer) "IDIRA" since its premiere last week is touching many hearts and wonderful reactions also from the audience at its last night screening in New York . We are also in talk on a potentially collaboration/ production & another private screening here at the Abbey sometime in the new year . So watch this space 🙏🏻 #irenemajor #queenofingress #ingodshands #idira #leilabartell #rkiveproductions