MUMBAI: Anil Kapoor‘s documentary film on human trafficking in India entitled Trapped By Tradition recently won the Gold Prize in the ‘Cultural Issues’ category at the New York Festival’s International TV and Film Awards 2012.
"The awareness generated through such documentaries is important for combating this serious global issue," Kapoor has reportedly said.
"The focus was never about getting an award; it was about spreading awareness; 2,000 women have already been rescued from modern-day slavery (directly or indirectly) as a result of this initiative," he added.
The silver prize was awarded to a documentary that focusses on trafficking in Nepal by Demi Moore.
It may be noted that Kapoor is an ambassador for The Freedom Project , an organisation working to eradicate slavery and human trafficking.