The Price of Free

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The Price of Free
The Price of Free poster.jpg
Directed byDerek Doneen
Produced byDavis Guggenheim
Concordia Studio
Participant Media
Distributed byYouTube
Release date
  • January 18, 2018 (2018-01-18) (Sundance)
  • November 27, 2018 (2018-11-27)
Running time
90 minutes

The Price of Free is a documentary about Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi. The film, formerly known as Kailash, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and debuted on YouTube in November 2018. [1] The Price of Free was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary at the 40th News and Documentary Emmy Awards.[2]


The film depicts how Satyarthi left a career as an electrical engineer and started Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement) to rescue children from slavery. In the decades since, he has rescued more than 87,000 children and built a global movement including one of the largest civil society movements, the Global March Against Child Labor that demanded an international law on the worst forms of child labor, and the 100 Million Campaign, a youth-driven call to action ensuring every child in the world is free, safe and educated.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Sundance Winners: 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post,' 'Kailash' Take Top Honors". Variety.
  2. ^ "NOMINEES FOR THE 40th ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS ANNOUNCED – The Emmys". Retrieved 2019-08-10.
  3. ^ "Documentary on Nobel Prize Winner and Indian Child Rights Activist Kailash Satyarthi Finds a Home on YouTube". India West. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Venice: Participant Launches 'Aquarela' Sales; 'Price of Free' Goes to YouTube (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Home VidCon Cover Stories Insights Millionaires YouTube Branded Entertainment YouTube Premium Acquires Award-Winning Doc About Child Trafficking, To Air On SoulPancake". Tubefilter.

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Preceded by
Sundance Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Documentary
Succeeded by
One Child Nation