When we set out to document the inspiring stories of six female abolitionists fighting to end sex trafficking in the United States, we were motivated by the fact that Americans need to see the truth of what’s happening in cities and towns across the nation. In the process of learning about trafficking, we wanted people to be inspired and motivated to take action.
Here’s the great news: The film has been seen at over 150 screenings hosted by police departments, nursing programs, social worker organizations, high schools, universities, non-profits, and faith-based communities. The response to the film has been tremendous, and we are thankful for the support.
Here’s the not-so-good news: In our current technological culture, the four best ways to get a film into the hands of the public include DVDs, iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix. Through our distributor, Word Films, the first four platforms are available to you, but NETFLIX TOLD WORD FILMS “NO THANK YOU.” The truth is that Netflix is the most popular way to watch documentaries, and our first film, Mother India: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan, was seen by thousands upon thousands of people because of its two-year presence on Netflix.
If “In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom” is on Netflix, you can use it as a tool to educate, inspire, and motivate your friends and family to take action to end human trafficking in your city.
1. EMAIL Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, and tell him that America needs to see the film.
Subject: I want to watch “IN PLAIN SIGHT: STORES OF HOPE AND FREEDOM”
Please work with Word Films to ensure that IN PLAIN SIGHT: STORIES OF HOPE AND FREEDOM is available on Netflix. This inspiring documentary features the stories of six female abolitionists who became aware of the issue of sex trafficking in their cities and chose to do something courageous to fight against it. The film has been screened in 150 locations around the US this year, and it’s available on iTunes and Amazon. Your company has turned it down from Word Films, and you’re missing out on something that the public wants (and needs) to watch. Please contact John Chapman (email@example.com) or have your team respond to Word Films’ request.
2. TWEET a message to Netflix by clicking on the image below.
I want to watch "IN PLAIN SIGHT: STORIES OF HOPE & FREEDOM" on @Netflix. Why isn't this #inspiring #documentary available on #Netflix?
3. CHAT with Customer Service and copy this message into the chat window.
a. Go to https://contactus.netflix.com/help
b. Click “Start Live Chat” at the bottom of the page.
c. Copy and paste this message.
Hello. There is an important documentary called IN PLAIN SIGHT: STORIES OF HOPE AND FREEDOM that I’d like to watch on Netflix, but it’s missing. Please let your company know that you’re missing out on something that the public wants (and needs) to watch. Please contact John Chapman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or have your team respond to Word Films’ request.
4. CALL Netflix Corporate Offices at 408.540.3700 and ask them to put IN PLAIN SIGHT: STORIES OF HOPE AND FREEDOM on Netflix.
Once you take action, please let us know by leaving a comment. We greatly appreciate your support of this film. Lives are depending on it!
- In Plain SightExecutive Producer, 2013 - presentwww.inplainsightfilm.com
- Mother India DocumentaryExecutive Producer, 2011 - presentwww.motherindiafilm.com
- 8TRACKstudiosCreative Principal, 2008 - present
- KAUZBOTSCo-founder, 2009 - 2010
- Revolution ChurchFounding Pastor, 2003 - 2008
- ROCKharbor ChurchAssociate Pastor
- Newport Mesa ChurchAssociate Pastor
- Unisource WorldwideMerchandising Manager
- Lodi News-SentinelPhotographer
David Trotter is a filmmaker, marketing strategist, and author. He consults organizations in the areas of strategy, brand development, and marketing communications. With over 12 years of non-profit leadership experience, he also speaks and writes on the topics of motivation, spirituality, and marriage. He lives with his wife (Laura) and two children (Waverly and Emerson) in southern California.
- Fuller Theological SeminaryMA - Cross Cultural Studies
- Vanguard UniversityBA - Leadership
- Galt High School
- Tokay High School
- Bowling Green High School
- Bowling Green Jr. High School
- T.C. Elementary School
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