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White Umbrella screenings!

This weekend, our short film, White Umbrella, will be screening at two different social justice events! Check out the details below. 



Atlanta, GA  /  Art Exhibit  /  January 27  /  7 pm  /  Gathering Space

A committee of artists, creative thinkers and social activists from Peachtree Christian Church and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at SCAD Atlanta is curating an art exhibit to heighten awareness of human trafficking in our city. All selected pieces will be donated by the artists to be put up for silent auction, with half of the proceed going to Street Grace, a nonprofit fighting to end domestic minor sex trafficking in Metro Atlanta and throughout the United States. Remaining proceeds will go to the young adult program at Peachtree Christian Church to be put toward hosting similar events. Click here for more info



 Troy, OH / Social Justice Summit / January 28 / 

As National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month comes to a close, join us for an evening of awareness, education and empowerment. Free To Run is partnering with Not For Saleand UNCHAINED Fashion Show to present a unique experience featuring multimedia presentations, music, spoken word and a fashion show to raise awareness of human trafficking. Not For Sale's resident artist, NomiS, will be the MC for the evening.  Click here for more info

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White Umbrella (re)release

After some revisions and a period of submitting White Umbrella to film festivals, we've re-released it online!



WHITE UMBRELLA from Bluebird Uncaged on Vimeo.


Today, millions of women are sold for sex against their will. White Umbrella uses the art of dance to follow the plight of a woman trapped in the bondage of sex-trafficking as she sets out on a journey to freedom.

Inspired by the book of the same name by Mary Frances Bowley.

Directed and Edited by Caleb Diaddigo

Produced and Choreographed by Rebekah Diaddigo

Original music composed by Todd Locke

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END IT & White Umbrella release

Three years ago the END IT movement launched at Passion 2012 and invited people to draw a red X on their hand for Shine A Light on Slavery Day. Later that year, under the inspiration of Mary Frances Bowley’s book, we were inspired to tell the story of a trafficking survivor through dance. After premiering a stage production at Dance Upon Injustice 2013 and filming this past August, we’re excited to finally release the project online!  


 It is our prayer that this project will reflect the hope of Jesus and shine a light on a dark subject. May He break chains and bring hearts to life that we might dance in freedom and redemption. 


Modern day slavery is more than just a trafficking issue — Click here for more info on the END IT movement. OR join a team to support their coalition of freedom fighters. Together we are a force for good and together we can end slavery.



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White Umbrella update

November 3rd–the anticipated day to release White Umbrella.

We had an amazing release party on Saturday night. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came out (especially Matt Armstrong, Love Gives Way and Molly representing Wellspring). You made it so so special.

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This project was a beautiful example of teamwork and these guys need to be honored:

Caleb Diaddigo — you always blow our minds with your creativity, patience, and storytelling.

Todd Locke — you audibly told the story with clarity and beauty

Dancers: Abigail Tan-Gamino with Alison Caspersen, Imani Joseph, Daley Kappenman, Carrie Petrak, Lauren Sherwood — y'all brought this piece to life. Grateful for your willing hearts.

Joshua Diaddigo — you just have that artistic eye

Grayson Arias — your gear and footage take us to another level

our Indiegogo funders — you provided the resources to produce a film with a level of excellence

Daniel and Kelle Diaddigo — you've believed in Bluebird from the start and are always our biggest cheerleaders and wisdom speakers.

Stacy Murphy, Lisa Harding, Cookie Underground — you keep us fueled with yummy refreshments and are always willing to lend a hand.

Still Pointe Studios & Atlanta Ballet for providing rehearsal space.

Mary Frances Bowley and Wellspring Living — incredibly grateful for your inspiration, courage, and the way you put conviction into action while restoring the lives of trafficking survivors in Atlanta.


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With that being said, you've probably noticed that we have not posted a video yet. Upon seeing the final edit at the premiere on Saturday, it was suggested we enter several film festivals. In order to do so, we've decided to postpone the online release of White Umbrella to a later date.

Thank you, thank you to everyone who's cheered for this project in one way or another, you are incredibly appreciated and do not go unnoticed. Keep tracking with us and we'll keep you updated (make sure you're signed up for the webletter ;-).

Rebekah Diaddigo

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