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In Plain Sight (Movie) Review

 
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Length: 69 minutes
 
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An interesting look into human trafficking in our country, and six women who are doing something about it.

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Despite the subject matter, the film takes a very upbeat approach to fixing it all, which can be hard to reconcile with the scope of the issue.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Stories of Hope and Freedom Sex trafficking. It’s a subject none of us want to think about, really. And when it does come up, we tend to assume it’s a problem mainly for third world countries, undeveloped places where women and children are second class citizens as a matter of course. True as that may […]

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Posted January 20, 2015 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings?
 
 

Stories of Hope and Freedom

Sex trafficking. It’s a subject none of us want to think about, really. And when it does come up, we tend to assume it’s a problem mainly for third world countries, undeveloped places where women and children are second class citizens as a matter of course. True as that may be, sex trafficking is sadly also a rampant problem in our country. No matter where you live, chances are there are women an young boys forced into the sex trade in your very city.

In Plain Sight tells that story, and so much more. It tells the story of six American women who are doing everything in their power to combat the sex industry that is so pervasive in our country, and a big part of that is examining what type of people get caught up into. It’s easy for many of us to say to ourselves, “How could someone make that decision – to be a prostitute, to sell your body?” That question seems to be a pertinent one that tries to get at the motivations behind it all – but really, what is does is completely ignores the fact that many of those women never had the opportunity to make the choice.

In Plain Sight both educates and inspires. The six women it features were all just normal women who saw a problem and decided to become a solution. While each of them discuss their reasons for doing so within the film, all of them ultimately decided to do the same thing – create a home for rescued sex workers to recover. While police were beginning to see that many of the women they were arresting were actually victims, not criminals, they really didn’t have anywhere to put them. Women would be arrested, get a little break from the virtual slavery that was their lives, and then were released right back into it. These group homes created a place for them to go, work through the issues surrounding the childhoods, and create a better life.

Using interviews with the homes’ founders, various police officers and public workers, and some of the rescued women themselves, In Plain Sight paints a gripping picture of despair and redemption. It inspires even as it introduces you to some of the worst aspects of our society. Whether you want to know more about the problem, or figure out how to be part of the solution, it’s a well done film that truly makes you think.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)