5. “Don't Say My Name”
Lastly, the film “Don't Say My Name” is based on the true story of a human trafficking survivor who escaped her captors.
"We’ll follow her (Adriana) harrowing journey of survival as she navigates the road to recovery and healing,” the film’s synopsis reads.
Cameron Arnett, one of the stars of the hit faith-based film “Overcomer,” plays a Homeland Security investigator in “Don’t Say My Name” and is hoping to spread the word on the facts behind this form of slavery.
“Join us and let's make sure the names of our loved ones never have to be said,” he told The Christian Post in an interview back in November. “Tackling an epidemic is never easy, but it's always worthwhile."
According to the film’s crowdfunding page, two children are sex trafficked every 60 seconds and 10 will be stolen and enslaved every five minutes. A staggering statistic announced on NBC's "Today" show in 2016 revealed that every 30 seconds someone falls victim to sex trafficking. According to UNICEF, more than a million children are trafficked each year.
“Don’t Say My Name” gives viewers a first-hand account of what happens once someone escapes captivity.
“It is thought that up to 90% of victims are never rescued. And for the 10% that are returned home, PTSD, depression and suicide are the norm as they struggle to re-enter society, many without any resources within reach to give them any hope of healing,” the film's website added.
The filmmakers, along with director Federico Segarra, writer Patricia Landolfi and producer Marty Jean-Louis said they talked to survivors, law enforcement, attorneys, judges, and organizations to ensure the authenticity of the feature film. The Department of Homeland Security Investigations are also serving as consultants on the project.
“Don’t Say My Name” will be used by human trafficking organizations, schools, and private and corporate entities to help spread awareness.
Joining Arnett in the cast are members of the popular Spanish Band “Miel San Marcos,” actress Jenny Porrata, and newcomer Brooklyn Wittmer.
The 24 Flix/Selan Films production is set to be released in the fall of 2020.