“…happening very close to home.” Documentary playing at Indiana Theatre shows the reality of human trafficking


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Human trafficking is a huge problem all over the world, including right here in Indiana.

It’s a world many choose to ignore but the reality is – it could be happening in your neighborhood!

Human trafficking is real and it’s happening all around us.

“It’s happening very close to home,” explained Malea Crosby, former therapist. “Chances are you probably know someone that’s either been approached or has been trafficked themselves or exploited in some way. It’s so important to raise awareness because it’s happening here.”

A documentary called The Abolitionist is playing tonight at the Indiana Theatre. It’s your chance to watch a group of former military and law enforcement officers take you into the world of sex slavery and see what really happens!

“In the movie, what they’ve done is taken hidden cameras and they filmed the process of buying these girls. Even up to the point of delivery of the girls by the brokers if you will,” Greg Ferency, local law enforcement officer, stated.

Their mission – to save the two-million children forced into human trafficking.

“You know you can have two groups of people have nothing in common who have absolutely different political viewpoints, this is one topic they can come together, work together to help solve. There’s only one right when it comes to this.”

The movie is free to the public and the event includes an informational meeting with a Q and A session with the director of the movie.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m.

For more information on the movie, check out this website.