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Free movie, ‘Not Today,’ tackles human trafficking

Northwoods Assembly and Comet Theatre are teaming up to bring the movie “Not Today” to Perham on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and Thursday Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

The film tells the story of 20-year-old Caden Welles, whose conscience catches up with him after he refuses to help a starving man and his little girl. Attempting to right his wrong, Caden’s eyes are forced open to a world few Americans know exists: the thriving human-trafficking trade. Spurred by a true purpose, an unexpected friendship and the prayers of his mother and girlfriend, Caden leads an unlikely search for the girl.

“Not Today” is being shown in January, in recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness month.

Every year, nearly 800,000 children go missing, and two children are sold every 60 seconds within the $32 billion human trafficking industry.

Human trafficking is dealt with in three basic ways: awareness raising, after care (taking care of people who have come out of it), and raids and rescues of illegal brothels selling minors.

After the showing of the movie, information on how to help will be available.

The movie is being shown at no charge. Free will offerings will go toward after care and outreach to victims of human trafficking, or toward sending an undercover investigator into a case.

For more information, call 346-5433.

The showing of this film is also available to churches and other organizations through Northwoods Assembly.