Biography Dox

The Price of Free

Derek Doneen
Screening time  
02.03. / Saturday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 1  
A suspenseful yet intimate look at one man's groundbreaking struggle to liberate every child possible from slavery.

The film follows Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his team through gripping secret raids and quests for missing children in the hopes of ending the cycle of poverty, which forces them and their families into dreadful circumstances. Refusing to be daunted by the impossible, they have succeeded in rescuing over 87,000 children and have created a global movement, which has resulted in legislation that helps protect children.

Derek Doneen

Derek Doneen is an award-winning director, editor and producer from Los Angeles. His feature-length documentary debut The Price of Free (2018) premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival where it won Grand Jury Prize in the US Documentary Competition. He was named one of Variety’s 10 documentary filmmakers to watch in 2018.

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The Price of Free

2018, 90'

Directed by:
Derek Doneen

Lars Skree

Edited by:
Brian Lazarte, Joshua Altman

Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans

Davis Guggenheim, Sarah Anthony

Produced by:
Participant Media

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival 2018 – Grand Jury Prize for Best US Documentary; CPH:DOX 2018