ORU Hosts Oklahoma Premiere of “Not Today”

By Jessica Sherwood '14

Not TodayOral Roberts University hosted the Oklahoma Premiere of “Not Today,” a hard hitting, feature-length film that sheds light on the modern day sex trafficking industry that consumes the Dalit class in India. The screening was held in Christ Chapel on Thursday, February 21, 2013.

The Dalits are history's longest standing oppressed people group and are mired in India's thriving sex trade with young children being bought and sold every day. “Not Today” was produced by Friends Media, with the intent of being a voice for the voiceless.

"The world needs to understand that slavery still exists, that even today young children are bought and sold like cattle, that little girls are forced into the dark illicit sex trade, that young boys and girls are coerced to beg in the streets and bring their proceeds back to line the pockets of thugs who abuse them at night," said Executive Producer of "Not Today" Matthew Cork.

Sponsors for the ORU screening include the ORU Spiritual Formation Department and the Dalit Freedom Network. Producer Brent Martz and Dalit Freedom Network President Dr. Ana Steele were present before and after the screening to talk with students.

The film has already won multiple awards including: Best Picture, Best Narrative Feature, Best Redemptive Storyteller and Best Breakout Performance by an Actress. “Not Today” will begin showing in theaters on April 12, 2013.

For more information about “Not Today,” visit http://nottodaythemovie.com.