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Caden 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.
"Not Today" tells the story of Caden who while on vacation in India with a group of friends gets introduced to the harsh reality of human trafficking after he decides to not help a man and his little daughter after they ask for some money for food. As time goes on and the girl suffers from not having anything to eat Kiran is forced to sell his daughter with the promise that she will be well taken care of but the reality of it is she is being sold in slavery. Now Caden looks for redemption when the guilt of not helping becomes too much.
The story is about a young man that doesn't have much faith in God but after he finds that this little girl has been sold by her father in hopes of a better life for her Caden decides to help get her back at any cost. A story of redemption and faith but this is also an eye-opening story of the millions of children that are victims of human trafficking today. A gut-wrenching story that not open opens our eyes to this terrible injustice but also our hearts as well.
The cast which includes, Cody Longo, Walid Amini, Shari Rigby, and John Schneider all did a terrific job in the film and production wise the film looks and sounds amazing. After I finished watching the film I quickly realized that the story and even it's cast willingly take a back seat to the film's ultimate goal which is to educate people about the horrors of human trafficking and to hopefully get people to act in some way to help put an end to it all. Everyone that sees the film when it opens in theaters on April 12th are going to leave the cinema a changed person, it's the kind of film that touches you in so many ways, there's anger, sadness and even some joy as well in the film but there is also the message that things need to change and if people ban together we can end it once and for all.
First and foremost everyone needs to get out and see the film when it opens and secondly you need to visit the Film's official site HERE to find out more about the film, what is already being done to stop this travesty and how you can get involved and help. It's easy to turn a blind eye to things that don't effect you or your loved ones but after seeing the film I have faith that many people are going to be effected enough by it's story to pitch in and help out in some way. "Not Today" is a film that is full of emotions and it's cast members give brilliant performances. I was left thinking about it long after it was over and you will too.
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***** Out Of *****