End of Atrocity

 
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The End of Atrocity project was first inspired by his holiness, the Dalai Lama, who said, “in order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision.” This roused Jane Wells, the founder of 3 Generations, to begin a campaign to build a vision that would ideate a society without genocide and crimes against humanity in order to one day achieve such a grail. As it exists, there is no one all-encompassing solution to rid the planet of injustice and inhumanity. There simply can’t be until there is a universal notion of how a planet without atrocity would actually look.  This is why the “End of Atrocity” project works with various activists and visionaries to collectively conceptualize a place without human rights abuses and mass atrocities. This is an ongoing endeavor and it requires YOUR help. The picture is incomplete without YOUR input and YOUR participation. That is why, this year, we are developing a campaign that will incorporate the ideas of our supporters, asking them to imagine and share their vision of a world without atrocity with us. We are excited to bring the Imagine component of 3 Generations to the next level & expect to give you more details in our next update about how YOU can become more involved.  

Thank you so much for your continued support. 

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Our ultimate objective at 3 Generations is to eradicate human atrocity around the world - everything we do is with this goal in mind. More specifically, we work with victims of sex trafficking, genocide, war crimes and combat, and police brutality. One of the most important tools in the war against atrocity is education and that is why we film survivors and encourage them to tell their stories; we want the world to hear their voices and learn about the atrocities that are constantly taking place all over.

We've had a busy few months. Over the summer we produced two new short films for our website; one on sex trafficking in the Native American community and the other on the plight of U.S. veterans and PTSD. We're currently working on launching a new, more user friendly website, which will bring in more traffic and allow more people to hear survivors' stories. Finally, our feature documentary film 10,000 Men, is in the final stages of post-production and a rough cut of it has already been submitted to various film festivals. This film, which explores dark and complex world of sex trafficking in America, will change the way people across the country think of this brutal industry.

Your support allows us to continue working with survivors of various human atrocities so that the world may hear their stories and learn from their experiences.

“In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.”
The Dalai Lama

3 Generations began with a vision  - the end of atrocity.  The ambitious dream inspired a nuanced approach to eradicating mass atrocity – publicly sharing the testimonies of those who have experienced crimes against humanity. The only way to implement real change is to learn from the mistakes of the past and to not repeat them in the future. By publishing the tales of survivors of genocide, trafficking, and war, we can simultaneously inform and inspire others to create a better tomorrow today.

This month our documentary, 10,000 Men, will be premiering. Modern day slavery is a horrendous reality for millions of people, however Western governments largely ignore the issue. The sexual exploitation of people in the United States is thriving and yet, there are few laws in place that effectively curb sex trafficking. This feature-film, inspired by the victims of the domestic commercial sex industry, will shed light into the unfamiliar world and expose the fallacies of present-day legislation.

Our manifesto is becoming increasingly recognized and implemented as an effective measure to inspire change.  “Lost Hope,” a short-film depicting the contemporary sex trade present in the Native American community, is receiving an award mid-July. 

We are also looking forward to the launch of our new 3 Generations website. It will provide a user-friendlier format,
making the stories of our survivor more easily accessible to the masses.

Thank you for your continued support in reaching our goal of a world without atrocity.To accomplish our mission, the participation of the masses is vital and you are at the centerfold of helping us achieve our task. Once more, we offer our sincerest gratitude and look forward to continuing to work with you in the future. 

At 3 Generations putting an end to human atrocity is our mission. Whether we are working with survivors of genocide, commercial sexual exploitation, or war veterans, we are working towards the greater goal of exposing and eradicating crimes against humanity.

Just this month we've posted two new videos, on two separate subjects, connected by the fact that are both about two survivors of atrocities and their stories. Our video "Lost Hope" peers into the world of the Native American women that are survivors of the commercial sex trade, featuring firsthand accounts from a few survivors themselves. Our other video focuses on the trauma that war veterans undergo during combat. United States war vet, Bajema, after two intense tours in Iraq, explains in this video that you can train but you can’t prepare for what really goes on during combat.

Another project we are working on right now is our feature-length documentary film, 10,000 Men, which centers around telling the stories of victims of the commercial sex industry in America. We are almost entirely done with filming and parts of the videos are currently in the editing stage. The goal of this film is to end the atrocity that is modern day slavery.

By supporting us and allowing us to help survivors of all different atrocities tell their stories, we are all helping bring the world one step closer to eradicating mass and calculated human atrocities around the world.

Help us continue to help others in the fight against atrocity.

One of our greatest achievements in 2011 was launching “The End of Atrocity”, our ongoing campaign and project to build a vision for what our world would look like if there were an end to genocide, crimes against humanity and atrocity. This as well as our other successes and overall impact would not be possible without your support.

What is our impact?

A film produced by 3G is a story told, a survivor's voice heard, an act of healing, a call to action. 

A story told to us is produced and shared broadly with our supporters, partners and advocacy organizations. This sets in motion a process for the public to engage in actions that effect change. 

A $10,000 film made by 3G can be shared with advocacy organizations and distributed across media platforms, with an exponential impact: $10,000 donated creates $100,000 of media impact via our partner organizations.

What you can do in 2012 and beyond:

-Sponsor a story

-Listen to the stories we have created

-Share our work

-Donate to our programs

We are currently researching and filming new visionaries for the second stage of this project. If we don’t have a vision of a better future can we really create one? Become part of the Movement: Imagine the End of Atrocity.

Thank you for your support. Together, we are growing closer to achieving a world without atrocity. 

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Organization

3 Generations

New York, NY, United States
http://www.3generations.org

Project Leader

Jane Wells

3 Generations Founder and President
New York, NY United States

Where is this project located?

Map of End of Atrocity