3 Generations

3 Generations works to end injustice and fulfill humanity's potential through storytelling. As storytellers and witnesses we aim to shine a spotlight on our common humanity through a variety of cultural methods including documentary film, oral history, witness testimony and creative writing. We create change by curating the most compelling stories and most impactful change strategies to get people's attention and compel them to act.
Jan 14, 2015

"I Feel Better, Less Heavy."

Anne Marie
Anne Marie

3 Generations is heralding 2015 with a renewed focus on our mission to amplify and honor the voices of survivors worldwide. Within our first ever annual report resonate the words of Rwandan genocide survivor, Ann-Marie: "I am happy to tell my story because when I do I calm down, I feel better, less heavy." In both the United States and abroad, 3 Generations is working to bring the words of survivors like Ann-Marie’s to the forefront. As we write, our Development and Outreach Coordinator, Hannah Eddy, is in Rwanda providing direct reports on the state of survivors in the still recovering nation. Every report Hannah gives serves as a reminder that we must work to lighten the burden of atrocity victims worldwide today.    

Ann-Marie's story is one of turbulence and terror. Yet, it is one shared by survivors worldwide including those in Cambodia, Tibet, and Rwanda. While many such stories go unheard, 3 Generations works to bring the words of victims to empathetic ears around the world. As Hannah continues her travels around Rwanda, we remain constantly aware that many survivors of Genocide share an all too often unheard darker history.        

In bringing their stories to light, 3 Generations helps alleviate of the silent burden carried by genocide victims and ensure they are not alone in their struggle. 2015 brings many opportunities for 3 Generations but we could not have made this progress without your help. Look forward to more of Hannah’s reports from Rwanda as well as the many stories we will feature on our website. With your support we can help lighten the burden that plagues so many genocide survivors today. With your support we can make them "less heavy."

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Jan 14, 2015

In Their Own Words

Nick from "What About The Boys?"
Nick from "What About The Boys?"

What is it like to find yourself suddenly involved in a world of slavery? A world of exploitation, oppression, and psychological torment. To many survivors, their immersion into the world of sex trafficking was unexpected and all too sudden. A boy in Chicago flees a volatile family and suddenly finds himself being 'broken in' for the world of prostitution. In Boston, a college freshman meets a stranger at a party and soon after becomes another victim to the Johns of Massachusetts.  

In our continued effort to amplify and convey the voices of victims worldwide, 3 Generations recently screened interviews of survivors from our feature film, TRICKED. In a speaking panel following the screening, survivors Nick and Danielle provided their own insights on how easily the world of sex slavery can claim another victim. In their own words we learned how a combination of psychological manipulation at the hands of pimps and the johns who fuel the trade only perpetuate the cycle of slavery.        

3 Generations' campaign to end child sex slavery in the U.S relies on your support to raise awareness for the hidden world of sex trafficking. As we look to 2015, 3 Generations will continue to amplify and honor the voices of survivors to ensure children do not find themselves vulnerable to world of sex slavery. 2015 will be a year in which we highlight the dark and little discussed exploitation of young boys.

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Jan 12, 2015

The New Norm

Yasmine from "Three"
Yasmine from "Three"

As 3 Generations starts 2015 moving forward, we are reminded of the progress we've made in the years past. In November of 2014, 3 Generations held a screening of Three, our short documentary featuring the stories of those directly affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria. While watching, our audience became acquainted with Yasmine, a young mother struggling to support her children following the death of her husband. They then met Nasr, a former student and aspiring actor turned fighter for the Free Syrian Army. Finally, the audience heard the words of Sultan, a defector of the Assad military, who became crippled following a firefight with a military official of the regime.

Along with personal stories from a representative of the Syrian Youth for Peace, our viewers took a personal look into the struggles of those affected by the conflict in Syria. Through these harrowing accounts and stories, one thing became clear: for Yasmine, Nasr, Sultan and thousands of other Syrians, chaos had become the new normal.

"No one knew anything. Same as any other day, we thought it was the usual attack," recalls Yasmine prior to learning the fate of her husband.

3 Generations works for a world where explosions and gunshots in the distant are not synonymous with normal background noise. With the new year still fresh, we’re kicking off 2015 with a renewed focus on our mission to amplify the words of survivors around the globe. This January, our Executive Director, Jane Wells will be in Florida to present the Mallone Prize, a prize to honor and award the efforts of individuals fighting against sex slavery in the US. In Kigali, Rwanda, our Development and Outreach Coordinator, Hannah Eddy, will be learning more about the Rwandan genocide and updating our audience with reports of her travels.

In 2015, please look forward to our continued progress. With your continued support, together we can help realize a world where only peace is the norm.

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