SOLD is a narrative, feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick. Based on true stories, SOLD, is the story of Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl's story, SOLD illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, which affects millions of children around the globe every year. Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is thirteen, the same age as the girl in the film. SOLD is a call to action, and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit.
SOLD is directed by Jeffrey Brown, and stars Gillian Anderson, David Arquette and Seema Biswas.
This screening is a hosted by Friends of WPC Nepal and Ginny Darvill with Women's Work International.
Proceeds from movie ticket sales benefit a Nepal Safe House for trafficking survivors.
Following the movie, there will be a fair trade Mother's Day Sale, featuring products made by women, including Nari Alliance (trafficking survivors from Nepal), Corazon Scarves (Guatemalan War Survivors), Vida Nueva (Oaxxacon Rugs), Milagros Peru (jewerly sales that support Peruvian breast cancer survivors.)
Advance Tickets: $15 presale, $12 for students, $25 at the door, plus applicable