Titled “Human Trafficking Art Exhibition,” the event, held by the well-known music channel MTV’s End Exploitation and Trafficking (EXIT) Foundation, showcased 16 photos taken by Na Son of 16 people who had escaped from kidnapping.
An installation area of crystal bottles containing hair was also a highlight of the event. Artist Doan Hoang Kiensaid he had gathered the hair of 120 volunteer students from universities and colleges around the capital city.
Like the photos, all bottles are labeled with codes for sale as goods.
Artists Phan Y Ly and Ho Ngoc Bao Khiem also gave young spectators a 40-minute interactive theatre performance to facilitate a dynamic learning experience about human trafficking.
“The interaction is not only a game. Through the role plays, I understand more how the human trafficking victims feel,” Nguyen Thi Lan Huong, a student from Hanoi Water Resources University shared after the visit.
Though the exhibition will run until May 26 at the Workers Theater at 42 Trang Tien Street in Hoan Kiem District, it only opened for the public on May 24.
People who could not come to the event can find more information about MTV EXIT’s anti- human trafficking campaign at mtvexit.org/Vietnam.
In addition to art exhibitions, the music channel on May 26 will also held a free concert “MTV EXIT Live in Hanoi” with the theme of human trafficking issue. The show will gather world’s famous singers including Canadian rock band Simple Plan , the 4-member girl group Brown Eye Girls from South Korea, and Australian singer Kate Miller Heidke .
Also at the concert, the organizers will present singer My Tam as the foundation’s representative in Vietnam. The pop singer has been chosen to be the narrator of the half-hour documentary titled “Enslaved: An MTV Exit special” which will be broadcast on Vietnam television and MTV Vietnam this month.
Below are some photos taken at the art exhibition on May 24 by MTV EXIT:
Around 700 Youth Union members floccked to Hanoi Workers Theater on May 24 for the art exhibition. Photo: MTV EXIT
Matt Love, MTV EXIT Campaign Director gives a speech at the event. Photo: MTV EXIT
Spectator looking for information about human trafficking. Photo: MTV EXIT
The installation area of crystal bottles containing hair. Photo: MTV EXIT
Photo: MTV EXIT
In the photos, human trafficking victims are labeled with codes for sale as goods. Photo: MTV EXIT