The “Believe in Me” music video was a project that was birthed out of prayer. Many people do not want to believe that children in their own country, in their own state – even their own city are being sold for sex. We agree the truth is unbearable and difficult to discuss. Be we Courage to Be You (C2BU) feel we must shed light and bring awareness to the horrific crime of commercial sex trafficking of children. We literally feel called by God to make people aware of this injustice.
One of the creative ways we have been able to do that is through music. After the song “Believe in Me” was written by Sacramento songwriter Stephanie Midthun, it became apparent to C2BU founder Jenny Williamson that a visual was also needed to tell the story of these children, a visual that did not exploit them further. While the individual identities of these children are unique, the majority of their stories are amazingly similar. When L.A. producer and creative director Aaron Schnobrich was introduced to the horrors of this crime, he volunteered to lend his talent to the project and created the first music video dedicated to telling the story of a domestic minor caught up in the evil of sex trafficking. Our prayer is that this song and video will move you to join us in building Courage House, a home for rescued children.
The filming of the music video took place in early July 2009 in the beautiful town of Truckee, California near Lake Tahoe. We are so appreciative of the warm welcome we received from the community.
Due to the violence these children suffer and its portrayal in the music video, we do not recommend children under 13 years of age viewing it without parents input/supervision.