Wednesday, February 18, 2015
IN PLAIN SIGHT (Documentary Review)
About the movie-
IN PLAIN SIGHT is a three-part campaign (documentary film, study guide, and music album) to help stop sex trafficking in the United States. We are focused on educating the American public and motivating people to take action in their community.
The IN PLAIN SIGHT documentary is an inspiring film featuring the work of six modern-day abolitionists as they fight sex trafficking in our nation. Through engaging interviews with numerous victims, a similar pattern of vulnerability and abuse becomes clear. In the midst of the darkness, stories of hope and freedom emerge as each survivor shares how she was transformed through the work of a sex trafficking aftercare home.
This is a tough subject. This kinds of things are always hard to talk about. It is almost easier to talk about something you think is happening thousands of miles away on another continent than it is to realize that something so horrendous can be happening in your backyard. I think last year was the first time I had heard of sex trafficking happening near where I live. There was a bust a this past summer in the county I live in, some of those arrests taking place in the town neighboring mine. We live in a very safe place (our town has been #1 and #2 on the FBI's safest cities to live in the last two years) so it goes to show that this can go on ANYWHERE at ANY TIME. It breaks my heart. This documentary opened my eyes even further. These are not always run away girls that run away and are at there most vulnerable that are entered into sex trafficking, some of the girls on this documentary had been sold by their own families. No one deserves to be sold into any sort of slavery but the sheer thought of a mother selling her child to someone and in the very country we live in, is just appalling. IN PLAIN SIGHT brings to light the plight of these girls and women, but it's main focus is on recovery and the women that have been moved to make a difference in these broken lives. These women each came to know of trafficking in different ways, but have the common goal of wanting to help rehabilitate the victims. These recovery houses they live in go a long way in accomplishing that goal. As I said at the beginning of this post, I know this is a hard subject to think about or even read about, but I encourage you to watch IN PLAIN SIGHT to learn what's being done and how you can help in your area. In the meantime here are 31 ways you can take action to help stop this madness!
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