Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DVD Review: In Plain Sight


Most people probably have heard of sex trafficking in India, Thailand, and Cambodia. But sex trafficking is not just an international issue. In Plain Sight is a revealing and informative documentary that features the wonderful work of six female abolitionists in six different cities (Baltimore, Sacramento, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, Nashville) fighting against sex trafficking in the United States. The film aims to make viewers aware of this urgent, horrendous problem that is taking place all over America "in plain sight" at hotels, truck stops, massage parlors, etc. Slavery still exists in America! Did you know that 100,000 children and thousands more women are sold in the United States for sex each year? Did you know that the average age of victims is 12-14? In the film, you will hear heart-wrenching interviews given by victims/survivors of sex trafficking. They endured hellish "nightmares" and unimaginable abuses & oppression. The common thread among the victims is neglect and sexual abuse at a very young age. The traffickers/predators prey on these children's vulnerability.

The film also tells the beautiful stories of hope, freedom, and restoration as each survivor shares how she has been helped and cared for through a sex trafficking aftercare home. The girls feel loved & safe and are able to relax and heal. The aftercare homes run by the six female abolitionists provide the girls with shelter, recovery program, life skills, and much more. 
I highly recommend this excellent documentary (executive produced & narrated by Natalie Grant) to anyone. Human trafficking/sex trafficking must be stopped! We can be part of its solutions. Join the fight against sex trafficking in the U.S. Text "freedom" to 405-303-7777 for a list of practical steps to help this cause.


~I received a free copy of this DVD via Edify Media, Inc. in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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