Many thanks to Collide Distribution for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product, TRAFFICKED, in exchange for this review and post.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. It makes me sick to think that we need a month for something that should NEVER happen. Did you know that 700,000-900,000 women and girls are being sex trafficked in the USA today? Sex trafficking in the United States illicitly generates more than $30 billion annually. If those statistics don’t make you sick, you need to check your heart.
Human Trafficking is a cause that I have supported for several years, here on the blog, by being part of Team Freedom which supports Hope for Justice, locally supporting Selah Freedom, and by financially supporting a few other national and international organizations. People are being trafficked right here in our own backyards and we must first raise awareness and then do what we can to raise support.
About TRAFFICKED: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare
Feature-length drama TRAFFICKED: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare is poised to release on DVD and digital HD on January 26, during Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Directed by Joel Paul Reisig and written by Reisig, George Sunders, and Scott Voshel, TRAFFICKED is based on actual stories of American families who have had their lives uprooted after a child has been abducted and trafficked. The film will be distributed through Virgil Films.
Bob Elder, President of Collide Media Group, shares, ”Awareness is the first step towards putting an end to these atrocities in our world. Trafficked is a heart-pounding feature film reminding us of how urgent this topic is and why we need to act now.”
TRAFFICKED is the story of Allison Riley (Sophie Bolen – THE HORSE DANCER, RODEO GIRL), a beautiful young girl with a bright future and a dream of becoming a veterinarian. On the eve of her 16th birthday, she sneaks out of her house to meet a handsome boy she met online, and disappears. Her parents, Joanna (Kristy Swanson – BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF) and Case (Mark Boyd – WHIP IT, “12 Monkeys”), contact the police who assume that Allison is just out with a boyfriend. They reluctantly hire Private Investigator John Belton (Dean Cain – Lois and Clark, GOD’S NOT DEAD ) who has a reputation for making his own rules. Belton quickly discovers that Allison had likely been trafficked by a handsome young man she met online, and that he’s on a race against time if the Riley’s hope to see their daughter again.TRAFFICKED press release
My husband and I watched TRAFFICKED the other night. As all the movies we have watched about human trafficking have done, it touched us and angered us. We know that every second someone is missing is important and the fact that the police don’t consider a person “missing” until they have been gone for 48 hours is frustrating. You can travel far in 48 hours.
The story was intriguing, the acting was sometimes lacking in believability, and the production value was mediocre compered to other movies on this important topic. All of that aside, I still feel YOU need to see this movie. We need to wake up to what is happening around us. We need to be aware, which hopefully will move us to care, and then to get involved however we can.
Purchase TRAFFICKED after its release on Tuesday, January 26th and watch from the comfort of your own home!
Win a Digital Copy of TRAFFICKED: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare
This giveaway ends Saturday 2-6-21 at midnight. Giveaway is valid in USA only. All entries will be verified. Winner will be emailed and will have 24 hours to respond to the email to claim their prize. The winner will receive 1 code for a digital copy of TRAFFICKED: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare.