Sedona AZ (July 24, 2013) – The Sedona Faith and Family Festival film NOT TODAY will be shown on Sunday, July 28, at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, 2030 West State Highway 89A, Sedona. This dramatic two hour movie was produced by the Friends Church Yorba Linda in California, a Quaker congregation committed to ending human trafficking in India.
The film is rated PG13* but due to its subject matter and intensity, the SFFF is advising that it is not suitable for viewing by young children. Parents are advised to preview the trailer to determine its suitability for preteens and young teens.
To Preview the trailer CLICK HERE.
The movie introduces character Caden Welles, a young man with 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 (untouchables) 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 is committed to educating the Dalits and ending human trafficking in India.
NOT TODAY is a powerful reminder that change is possible if we are willing to open our eyes. Donation – $5.00 each for Reserve Seating and Advance Tickets. For more film and series information, contact Laura Aronson at 928-300-1477.
View the movie and open your heart and eyes to what is happening in our nation and our world.
More information and trailers are also available at www.FB.com/FaithAndFamilySedona.
With weekly attendance averaging in excess of 4,000, Friends Church of Yorba Linda is the largest Quaker church in the world and one of the largest churches in Orange County, Southern California. In 2009, the church was ranked the 54th fastest-growing church in the United States. It offers multi-lingual services and has distanced itself somewhat from other Quaker churches in the area to become more non-denominational.
Dalits and similar groups are found in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In addition, the Burakumin in Japan, Cagots and Roma in Europe, Al-Akhdam and Midgan in Africa, and Baekjeong in Korea are or were excluded from the surrounding community in much the same manner as the Asian continent Dalit. Furthermore, wherever immigrants from these countries have gone caste has gone with them also and so may be found in the U.S., U.K, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, and the Caribbean.
In India, significant economic progress has been made by the Dalit with the first Dalit President of India popularly elected in 1997 and, as early as 1995 of all jobs in India, 17.2 percent of the jobs were held by Dalits, greater than their proportion in Indian population (in 2001, the proportion of Dalit population was 16.2 percent of India’s total population).
Dalits consist of many religions, languages and tribal affiliations within each country. Many social organizations have proactively promoted better conditions for Dalits through improved education, health and employment. Human trafficking for sexual exploitation and forced labor remain problems for India and Asia even with stringent government laws and fines.