Did you know that slavery still exists?

I was shocked to learn that 27 million people* around the world are enslaved today. As I began to research and understand the extent of modern slavery, I knew that I had to make a movie about it. People had to know. This injustice and cruelty had to stop.

“Kavi” is my USC thesis film. It’s a 19-minute fictional film about a young boy who wants to escape from the brick kiln where he is forced to work as a modern-day slave. “Kavi” will be the first fictional film of its kind to expose the reality of ‘bonded labor,’ a form of modern slavery.


My goal is to reach at least 50,000 people with “Kavi” in the first year. The purpose is to motivate action through awareness. To such an end, I will collaborate with anti-slavery organizations that will link viewers to actual steps they can take to help end slavery. Additionally, this short film is the springboard to a feature length version for theatrical distribution.

You can help by watching Kavi, spreading the word that slavery still exists, and putting this issue on people’s radars through Facebook, Twitter, or any other means you have to communicate. Then take action by supporting and connecting with anti-slavery organizations (some listed in the “End Slavery” section), write your elected representatives asking them to make the end of slavery a priority, and examine the supply chains of the companies and corporations you support with your daily purchases.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Gregg Helvey

email: Contact@KaviTheMovie.com

*Kevin Bales, “Free The Slaves”