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"The Deep Place" Wins a Webby Award!

International Justice Mission’s “The Deep Place” video has won a People’s Voice Webby Award in the “Public Service and Activism” category. With the help of thousands of voters, IJM’s video is going home with an award The New York Times has called the “Internet’s highest honor.”

“The Deep Place” tells the story of a young boy trapped in slavery on Lake Volta in Ghana forced to work grueling, treacherous days diving into the lake to untangle nets from the brush in the lake.

This year’s Webby Awards received 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries. Among the 2018 nominees are HBO, Apple, Vogue, Coca-Cola, and the most prestigious advertising agencies from across the world. The Webby Awards also recognizes excellence on the Internet for social issues, and this year, nominees addressed issues such as sexual harassment, equal pay, the opioid crisis, gun control, and slavery.

International Justice Mission and other winners will be celebrated at a star-studded Awards Show hosted by comedian Amber Ruffin on Monday, May 14, 2018 in New York City.

Haven’t seen “The Deep Place” yet? Watch it here: