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#TVforHE – Pick of the Week – Britain’s Secret Slavery Business

As part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make best use of the material available to them, we have decided to start highlighting our ‘top pick’ each week.

This Friday (11th March) BBC2 are airing a documentary which investigates the shocking extent of slavery in modern day Britain.

From the BBC:

Slavery is alive and well in modern day Britain. From factories and fields to high streets and high seas, investigative reporter Darragh MacIntyre reveals the extent to which exploited workers are embedded within our economy.

In this hard-hitting documentary, MacIntyre uncovers a hidden world of vulnerable victims – not only those trafficked to the UK from abroad, but also a British citizen forced to work unpaid for years. Joining police raids on suspected traffickers, MacIntyre witnesses first hand the authorities’ efforts to combat this growing problem. He discovers, alarmingly, that 80% of slavery crimes may be going undetected.

This harrowing film would be of use to Criminology and Sociology students who need a view on how extensive the problem of trafficking is within our society.

Follow the hashtag #TVforHE and @EraResources for more lesson ideas.

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