If there is one thing the faith-based movie "Caged No More" hopes to do, then that would be to inspire Christians to join forces and help put an end to human trafficking.
Lisa Arnold, the film's producer, director, and writer, tells The Christian Post that people must understand they can all do their part in ending human trafficking, and it all starts with education.
Arnold says it's important for parents to "educate their kids, help them to become aware of the dangers and be smart in situations where they are at risk," since human trafficking perpetrators often target vulnerable kids, or those in need of love and attention.
"Parents need to make sure that their kids' emotional needs are met in the home, but don't stop there. You have to get the conversation started about trafficking and make sure that you know who your kids are engaging with online, in school and out in the community," she adds.
Arnold says the most surprising thing she has learned about trafficking is that 10 to 14-year-old boys and girls, not just runaways, are the ones who are at most risk with trafficking. Every 30 seconds, someone becomes a victim of trafficking.
"Teachers can rally their schools to talk about it, parents can educate their children, businessmen can lend their resources to anti-human trafficking organisations and most importantly, churches can and must lead the way in this fight," says Arnold.
"Caged No More," which stars Kevin Sorbo, is inspired by real events. It follows the story of Aggie Prejean (Loretta Devine), a grandmother who is desperately searching for her two granddaughters, Skye (Cassidy Gifford) and Elle (Abigail Duhon), who were kidnapped by their own father Jack (Sorbo).
Because of Aggie's relentless search, they discovered that the girls' father took the girls overseas to be sold into slavery so he can settle a drug debt. Aggie gets help from the girls' uncle Richard (also played by Sorbo) and his son Wil (Alan Powell) to rescue the girls.
"Caged No More," which was released on Jan. 22, 2016, is now available on DVD through Word Entertainment.