Produced by Emma Thompson, Sold tells the story of a brave, 13-year-old girl from Nepal who dreams of buying a tin roof for her family home, only to be tricked and trafficked to a prison brothel in India where she is coerced into bonded sexual slavery. Despite brutal conditions, her will is never broken. She builds friendships with others creating a new family while secretly planning escape. Sold is grounded in hope and the resilience of the human spirit.
The movie is Jeffrey Brown’s directorial feature film debut. It stars Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, Seema Biswas, Susmita Mukerhjee and Ankur Vikal. Sold has won five audience awards and two jury awards, has been shown in 30 countries, opened 9 film festivals as the opening film and was shown at the Nobel Peace Conference and at the Trust Women Conference.
The film inspires the audience to take action to end human trafficking and to support survivors through a campaign called, “Taught Not Trafficked,” which vocationally trains and helps employ survivors through partner organizations. They also teach teachers to help heal PTSD and trauma for thousands of survivors in India and Nepal.
Representatives from Comision Unidos, a Mexico City organization devoted to ending human trafficking, will be present along with one of the survivors who was rescued. Comisión Unidos was formed in 2012, and is a coalition of organizations and citizens with the purpose of eradicating human trafficking in all its forms, through comprehensive strategies. The members of the board of directors are business leaders, members of the media, the political class, the public administration and social activists.
Comision Unidos works in collaboration with more than 100 NGOs from Mexico, the United States, Canada, Colombia, Spain, Argentina and the United Kingdom.
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