“Caged No More” movie spotlights human sex trafficking

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From the Co-Producers of God’s Not Dead, comes Caged No More, a feature film that seeks to raise awareness of human trafficking, and aid in connecting anti-trafficking organizations, equip parents, schools and churches to aid in trafficking prevention. The film opens in theaters nationwide Friday, January 22.

Caged No More stars Christian film favorite Kevin Sorbo, Emmy-Award winner Loretta Devine, Alan Powell, and Cassidy Gifford with appearances by Kathie Lee Gifford, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Natalie Grant. It was written and directed by Lisa Arnold.

Inspired by real events, Caged No More is a thriller that follows Aggie Prejean, a woman on a desperate search to find her two granddaughters, Skye and Elle, who have been kidnapped by their father. It’s discovered he has taken them overseas to be sold into slavery to settle his drug debt. Aggie enlists the help of the girls’ uncle, a well-respected local philanthropist, and his son Wil, a former Special Forces soldier. A global hunt ensues, and the team vows to stop at nothing to see the girls returned home safely.

Despite the subject matter, the film is being advertised as family appropriate. “We developed the script in a way that would allow parents to take their kids to the movie so they can go home and have a conversation about trafficking,” said co-writer and director Lisa Arnold. “Like most Americans, we thought [trafficking) was a Third World phenomenon, but it’s happening [in small towns] and in big cities. Anyone with a beating heart will care about this subject.”

An estimated 27 million people are believed to be enslaved worldwide. UNICEF sources indicate 1.2 million children are trafficked each year.

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