In Plain Sight, sexual slavery on our front doorstep By Janey DeMeo, Special to ASSIST News Service (Movie Review)
VISTA, CA (ANS – Feb. 18, 2015) – In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom
is a disturbing and compelling documentary that follows six modern-day
abolitionists fighting sex trafficking across the country.
by Natalie Grant, the film introduces us to girls who are or were
real-life sex-slaves, real life victims of a hellhole lifestyle from
which they could find no way out. Their plight comes about mostly
because of their destitution and vulnerability, which make them easy
prey to evil pimps.
Their stories tell the tale of brokenness and hopelessness – until
God pricks the hearts of some several women across America who – each in
their own way – feel God’s call of compassion on their hearts so
strongly, they just have to do something.
In Plain Sight shows what that “something” looks like and how it changes lives. Drastically.
Six abolitionists—women from various walks of life and none with any
expertize with regard to sex-trafficking—feel constrained by the Holy
Spirit to create a home for girls wanting out from sexual slavery. The
testimonies of these ladies and the girls they pour their lives into are
stunning. In a culture where evil is
often rendered banal or even deemed as good, where sexual slavery is glorified (think Fifty Shades of Grey and The Family Guy), the girls stories offer hope. They highlight the power of redemption.
Narrator and co-executive producer, Natalie Grant says, “The reality
is that children are being ravaged day in and day out. If you have a
heart beating on the inside of you, I don’t understand how this couldn’t
be important to you.”
David Trotter, co-executive producer, adds, “Most Americans are
completely oblivious to the fact that thousands of women and children
are enslaved within their own communities. This isn’t limited to Las
Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York. We’re talking about cities across
America – from Sacramento to Little Rock to
Baltimore – where the unthinkable is happening.”
In Plain Sight does more than just bring awareness about the huge
problem of sex trafficking in America; it rattles you. It disrupts your
self-comfort and shakes you up. It marks you—hopefully in a way that
you’ll get involved in some small or big way to help prisoners of the
sex traffic trade.
Learn more about In Plain Sight and watch the trailer here: www.Wordfilms.com or www.inplainsightfilm.com.
Photo caption: Natalie Grant