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Host a Screening for National Human Trafficking Prevention Month – January 2016

January has been designated by the President of the United States as a time to highlight the issue of human trafficking and sex trafficking in our nation. January 2016 is officially titled “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month” by a Presidential Proclamation.

nhtpmIn 2015, the IN PLAIN SIGHT documentary was screened by over 175 different organizations including universities, colleges, high schools, churches, non-profits, and government entities. We believe you will be like thousands of people who have found the film to be a helpful way to…

  • – Educate people in your organization and surrounding community about the issue of sex trafficking in the United States.
  • – Bring together a panel of leaders or experts to answer questions after the film.
  • – Inspire people to take action in your city through practical ways after the film.
  • – Raise money for your specific projects or organizations in your community.

For more information on how to host a screening in your area, click here.

Excerpt from the Presidential Proclamation (source)
“For more than two centuries, the United States has worked to advance the cause of freedom. Stained from a history of slavery and shaped by ancestors brought to this country in chains, today, America shines as a beacon of hope to people everywhere who cherish liberty and opportunity. Still, our society remains imperfect, and our Nation has more work to do to uphold these values. At home and around the globe, we must continue to fight for human dignity and the inalienable rights of every person.

Today, millions of men, women, and children are victims of human trafficking. This modern-day slavery occurs in countries throughout the world and in communities across our Nation. These victims face a cruelty that has no place in a civilized world: children are made to be soldiers, teenage girls are beaten and forced into prostitution, and migrants are exploited and compelled to work for little or no pay. It is a crime that can take many forms, and one that tears at our social fabric, debases our common humanity, and violates what we stand for as a country and a people.

Founded on the principles of justice and fairness, the United States continues to be a leader in the global movement to end modern-day slavery. We are working to combat human trafficking, prosecute the perpetrators, and help victims recover and rebuild their lives. We have launched national initiatives to help healthcare workers, airline flight crews, and other professionals better identify and provide assistance to victims of trafficking. We are strengthening protections and supporting the development of new tools to prevent and respond to this crime, and increasing access to services that help survivors become self-sufficient. We are also working with our international partners and faith-based organizations to bolster counter-trafficking efforts in countries across the globe.

As we fight to eliminate trafficking, we draw strength from the courage and resolve of generations past — and in the triumphs of the great abolitionists that came before us, we see the promise of our Nation: that even in the face of impossible odds, those who love their country can change it. Every citizen can take action by speaking up and insisting that the clothes they wear, the food they eat, and the products they buy are made free of forced labor. Business and non-profit leaders can ensure their supply chains do not exploit individuals in bondage. And the United States Government will continue to address the underlying forces that push so many into the conditions of modern-day slavery in the first place.

During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we stand with the survivors, advocates, and organizations dedicated to building a world where our people and our children are not for sale. Together, let us recommit to a society where our sense of justice tells us that we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, where every person can forge a life equal to their talents and worthy of their dreams.”

IN PLAIN SIGHT movie posterFor more information on how to host a screening in your area, click here

What People Are Saying About IN PLAIN SIGHT (source)

“In Plain Sight does what many other documentaries and news stories do: it enlightens us to a significant problem in American society–in this case human trafficking. However, it also accomplishes a different purpose. Unlike many productions along these lines, which seem content to explore the depravity and darkness inherent in this world, IN PLAIN SIGHT offers the hope that comes through the concerted efforts of those who are ministering to the victims of human trafficking.” Miles

“Beautifully filmed and finished. The victim centric theme of this Human Trafficking documentary is eye-opening and desperately needed. It is a great showcase of how residential recovery and treatment programs are conceived and put into reality across the country.” Readsaton

“In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom is a moving, sad, but a movie full of hope. It talks about sex trafficking, but not in other 3rd world countries, but here in the U.S. Not just in big cities, but in rural and small areas everywhere.” Trinity

“Everybody needs to see this..we must raise awareness of the needs of the captives!” Tim

“Excellent introduction to what trafficking looks like in the US. This is a great resource to start with. The topic is shocking, but they did a great job of informing you in a mild way. This is the best intro to this subject I’ve seen.” Michelle

“A highly informative documentary covering a far-reaching epidemic, about which I am embarrassed to say that I am just learning. Interviews are heart-felt and moving. This is very well done all-around and I appreciate that there were not any “re-enacted” trauma scenes – this prevents the documentary from becoming sexualized and, instead, the narration and expert interviews create a call-to-action.” Amy

For more information on how to host a screening in your area, click here

 

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