Film Offers a Mission to End The Epidemic Of Human Trafficking
By Dan Wooding
NASHVILLE, TN (ANS) – Inspired by true stories, “CAGED NO MORE” exposes the horrifying reality of one of the most profitable and fastest growing crimes: human trafficking.
Every 30 seconds someone becomes a victim of human trafficking. Globally, 27 million people are trafficked each year, with 1.2 million of those being children.
According to a news release, “CAGED NO MORE” is rated PG-13 and was released to DVD on June 7, 2016 by WORD films and is co-written and directed by Lisa Arnold (co-producer for God’s Not Dead).
The film stars Kevin Sorbo (God’s Not Dead, Hercules), Emmy-Award winner Loretta Devine (The Carmichael Show), Alan Powell (The Song), Cassidy Gifford (God’s Not Dead), Cynthia Gibb (Fame), Debra Wilson (MADtv), with appearances by Kathie Lee Gifford, Gretchen Carlson (Fox News), recording artist Natalie Grant and Gov. Bobby Jindal, (R-LA).
“CAGED NO MORE” is a story of Aggie Prejean (Devine), a grandmother who faces her worst nightmare when she discovers her two granddaughters, Skye and Elle (Gifford and Abigail Duhon), have been kidnapped by their sinister father (Sorbo). As details behind the girls’ disappearance come to light, it is 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 (Powell), who is former Special Forces. A global hunt ensues, and the team is forced to enter the dark and dangerous trafficking world to bring the two girls safely home.
The award winning film has prompted a movement for audiences to get involved in fighting this global crime. With women and young people becoming targets through the internet and social media, human trafficking has become a global epidemic. Any time it is reported a woman or teen is missing, authorities wonder if they have become a victim of human trafficking.
“Through this film we wanted to bring attention to this crime but also give audiences the ability to be part of the fight against the horrors of human trafficking,” said co-writer and director Lisa Arnold. “With the growing rate of missing people, this is a crime that needs to be discussed more often. We have to use our voices for awareness before it claims someone we know.”
Winner of the “Activism” Award at the Socially Relevant Film Festival and “Best New Feature” Award at La Femme Film Festival, “CAGED NO MORE” will raise awareness of human trafficking, assist in connecting anti-trafficking organizations, equip parents, schools and churches to aid in prevention, and assist in eradicating human trafficking.
“CAGED NO MORE” is produced by Check the Gate Productions’ Lisa Arnold and Red Entertainment Group’s Jarred Coates and was filmed on location in Baton Rouge, La., and Athens, Greece. The film is rated PG-13 and runs for 90 minutes.
More information is available at the film’s website www.cagednomoremovie.com.