Today's the day to open blind eyes

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

children playing on swingAmericans have a one-time chance to see a movie that tells the truth about the United States' leading contribution to sex trafficking.

The movie, Blind Eyes Opened, is only showing tonight in select theatres nationwide. Geoff Rogers of Ships of Tarshish and the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking developed the film and tells OneNewsNow most people think it is a problem in foreign nations like Thailand or Cambodia, but it is also a reality in the homeland.

"We estimate there are over 100,000 … American-born kids that are trafficked for sex every single day in America -- trafficked by American citizens, purchased by American citizens," Rogers relays. "So we have a major problem here in America."

Rogers

The film first dives deeply into what is happening, but then six trafficking survivors teach viewers so much more about the industry, including "how they're lured in, who is buying them, and where does the demand come from," Rogers explains.

"The thing that makes Blind Eyes Opened so unique is that interwoven throughout this entire tapestry of the film is the fact that there is hope," the film developer continues. "There's hope for this problem, and the hope is in Jesus Christ."

The aim is to better inform and convince viewers that sex trafficking needs to end and inspire them to seek ways to work in their own communities to help resolve it.

 

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