Monday, July 18, 2016

Movie Monday: Caged No More


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this DVD, free of charge,from Edify Mdia, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.


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Synopsis:

Aggie Prejean is desperate. Her precious goddaughter Macy has just died in her arms of an apparent drug overdose; but her real nightmare is just beginning. With her last breath, Macy pleads with Aggie, “Save my girls from Jack!” As Aggie struggles to understand the incoherent pleas, she comes to believe that Macy’s two young girls, who Aggie loves like her own granddaughters, have been kidnapped by their malevolent father, Jack, and are now in very imminent danger. While Aggie doesn’t fully know the gravity of the situation, she prays God will help her find the girls before Jack’s sinister schemes come to fruition. The only clue she has to help her is in the laptop Jack hurriedly left behind.

Digging deeper into Jack’s past, Aggie discovers he has a twin brother, Richard DuLonde, a well-known and respected humanitarian with ample means.  Seeing the DuLondes as her only chance of receiving assistance in finding the girls, Aggie risks arrest by crashing their high brow charity ball with the hopes they will listen to her plight.

The DuLondes and their son Wil, who is former Special Forces, are mortified at Jack’s involvement in the girls’ disappearance and are compelled to assist Aggie in the search.  Further investigation, and hacking Jack’s laptop, reveals he has taken his daughters to Europe to sell them into the sex trade. They quickly devise a plan to stop Jack and rescue the girls by teaming up with a human trafficking rescue organization and set out for Greece. Aggie’s heart is hopeful and she is filled with God’s peace that the girls will be saved.

Back in Louisiana, the DuLonde’s home church and members of the community come together in prayer for the safe return of Elle and Skye. Christian artists Natalie Grant and Anthony Evans issue a challenge to the church and encourage people to use their personal platforms to help bring an awareness of and end to human trafficking.

Meanwhile in Greece, Aggie holds tight to her faith while Wil’s team races against the clock, searching the city’s brothels for the two innocent girls.  Every minute that passes could mean losing Skye and Elle forever.


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Review:

We like to think that human trafficking doesn't affect us, or our area. But the sad truth is is is EVERYWHERE. Literally a couple of weeks ago, we had a girl discovered kept in a cage in a yard,only 50 miles from our house, who had been trafficked. And as this film shows, it can happen in the blink of an eye, or it can be by someone who is known to the victim, and not seen as a threat. In fact, the movie is based on the book "Caged" , which was produced by TraffickingHOPE, an organization fighting to raise awareness and end the modern-day slavery, human trafficking. 100% of the book proceeds help fund their abolition work, and it was based on real life stories! .

In our modern age, where there is so much social media and constant knowledge of what is going on thousands of miles away from us, it is hard for our minds to get around the idea of how no one SEES and does nothing to stop these girls form being taken. But as this movie shows, sometimes it isn't that simple. This is a must watch movie for ALL families. Unfortunately human trafficking is a modern reality that we HAVE to talk about with our children. 'Stranger danger', is no longer the only danger they face. 

This is a Christian based movie, from the creators of God is Not Dead, so the subject matter is handled in such a way that it is safe for families to watch and discuss together, but it is also done in such a way that it is a universal movie for everyone to watch. Kevin DSorbo, Alan Powell and Loretta Devine give amazing performances (especially Kevin in his dual role), that will have you riveted to the screen. This is the first part of a planned Justice triology, which the end of the movie actually sets you up for. I don't want to give the ending away- you need to see the movie! 

Obviously the subject matter is intense, and I would NOT recommend it for younger children, but kids age 10 and up need to see it (it is rated PG-13). The important thing is to GET info (like THIS and THIS), then watch this movie with your kids. Help them understand what they need to be aware of, and to understand why you may seem to 'helicopter' them too much out in public. 

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard of this movie before and it looks like one I would love to see. It's so sad that this kind of stuff goes on in our world.

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