From HRFF Nepal:
FEATURED FILM 2017: SOLD
Each year, HRFFN selects a specific film to be the main featured film in all our activities. HRFFN also aims to have the featured film broadcasted on national television [Nepal TV Plus] on human rights day.
Sold is a narrative, feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick.
Based on true events, this film tells 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.
“Nepal stands at a unique juncture as a developing nation grappling with serious human rights issues. Human rights violations and, importantly, crimes against women continue unabated throughout the country. We hope to raise awareness of these concerns and challenges by showcasing and highlighting powerful films and documentaries that bring to the fore both the root causes and effects of such violations…”
To learn more about SOLD, click here
To find out how to organize a screening of SOLD in your community, click here
To learn more about Human Rights Film Focus Nepal, click here