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Film showing to shed light on human trafficking

In an effort to bring awareness to the world's human trafficking epidemic, Northwoods Assembly is bringing a powerful, must-see film to Perham.

"Trade of Innocents" is a Hollywood action/drama, set against the very real backdrop of the crime of human trafficking and those working to fight it.

Human trafficking is a $32 billion industry that thrives on the kidnapping of children and the demand of many "business" professionals in the world today.

Next Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., the public is invited to showings of the film at Comet Theatre. All seats are $5.

In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, there's a filthy cinder block room with a bed with soiled sheets where a little girl waits for the next man. Alex (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the girl's pimp.

Claire (Mira Sorvino), Alex's wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls, where lives of local neighborhood girls' freedoms and dignity are threatened.

Parallel story lines intertwine and unfold against the backdrop of the dangerous human trafficking world, in a story of struggle, life, hope and redemption.

Those at the local showing will also learn how to get involved in Northwoods Assembly's efforts with Thrive Rescue Home in Pattaya, Thailand.

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