Words by Jesse Serwer, via Mr. World Premiere
As you may be aware, Common recently traveled to Port-au-Prince to film the video for “Sweet,” the new single from his upcoming The Dreamer/The Believer. Presumably the rapper’s trip to Haiti had something to do with his work with the anti-slavery campaign, Call + Response, which is documented in Common Dreams, a documentary from CNN’s Freedom Project. The 40-minute film follows Common as he travels to Haiti to learn about, and bring attention to, the Restaveks, Haitian children forced to work as domestic servants, the numbers of which are estimated to be as high as 300,000. Watch the film below, and find out how to contribute to anti-slavery efforts in Haiti here.