By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Although the Brazilian government has been reducing forced labor in the country since 1995, extreme exploitation of workers still exists and has become more concentrated in urban areas, with 1,068 people freed from slave-like working conditions in the country’s cities last year. A new series of independently produced documentaries seeks to cast light on this issue and record the experiences of those who find themselves in this situation.

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