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Published On: Sun, Apr 14th, 2013

Christian artist Kari Jobe talks new film ‘Not Today,’ fighting human trafficking, calling it an ‘evil, evil situation’

Christian singer Kari Jobe is speaking in support of a new film, Not Today, which hopes to raise awareness of the global human trafficking problem.

Not Today photo“It’s just an evil, evil situation going on with human trafficking,” Jobe told The Christian Post. “A lot of people think it’s just happening in other countries but there’s a lot going on in America as well.”

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Not Today hopes to bring attention to the 27 million sex slaves around the world, which is one of the most critical problems in society today. Women and children are the primary victims in this industry, which is estimated to make profits of over $32 billion.

Jobe, 32, said she believes the draw for her to fight human trafficking is because she is a woman and she sees such tremendous suffering as the result of the illegal trade. Her song, “What Love Can Do” (produced by fellow Dove Award-winning artist Ed Cash), is featured in the movie’s soundtrack.

“I’ve been involved in a ministry called A21 about abolishing human trafficking and I’ve been involved in it for six years now,” she said. “I think it’s such a draw for me because of being a woman. All of it is such Kingdom work.”

Plot Synopsis:

Door chain lock Not Today the MovieCaden Welles has the world at his disposal. With the resources of his wealthy father, he’s living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream. But what happens when that dream becomes a nightmare halfway around the world?

Traveling with his friends to Hyderabad, India on a whim, Caden’s expectations of a never-ending party crash hard. But not as hard as his conscience when he refuses to help a starving man and his little girl. Haunted by the images of Kiran and Annika, Caden attempts to right his wrong—only to discover Kiran has been forced to sell his own daughter.

Caden’s eyes are now opened to a world few Americans know still exists: a thriving human-trafficking trade. Add the dehumanization of Kiran and hundreds of millions of other Dalits due to India’s caste system, and Caden could easily turn his back.

Yet spurred by a true purpose, an unlikely new friendship, and the prayers of his mother and girlfriend back home, Caden chooses to help in Kiran’s unlikely search to find his daughter.

Starring Cody Longo, Walid Amini, Shari Rigby, and John Schneider, NOT TODAY challenges moviegoers with a purpose that goes beyond its gripping story. The movie was produced by Friends Church Yorba Linda, a congregation committed to educating the Dalits and ending human trafficking in India.

NOT TODAY is a powerful reminder that change is possible if we’re willing to open our eyes … today.

Dove Award-winning and Grammy nominated singer Kari Jobe said she decided to endorse the movie “Not Today,” that opens this weekend, with a song because of her passion to fight human trafficking – ministry work that she has been involved with for the last six years.
More on the film – http://www.NotTodaytheMovie.com

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