What is it?
The IN PLAIN SIGHT campaign seeks to raise awareness of the thousands of women and children who are forced, coerced, or deceived into the commercial sex trade each year in the United States. Through the mediums of a documentary film (featuring Traffick911), study guide, and accompanying music album, we are opening the eyes of the average American to what’s happening “in plain sight” – the exploitation of thousands of people in their own communities without them even being aware. We want to educate and then motivate people to take action.
How is this documentary unique?
The IPS team set out to make an educational and motivational film that was filled with HOPE and ACTION. There’s enough debilitating depression surrounding the issue of sex trafficking, and they've found that depression (or fear) doesn’t motivate anyone for too long. That’s why they focused on the stories of six female abolitionists who became aware of the issue and chose to do something extraordinary in their cities – open an aftercare home for survivors. By the way, the film isn’t titillating or sexy in any way. The interviews are intimate, raw, and powerful, but they didn’t feel the need to make something this tragic out to be something sexy…because it’s not.