SOLD is a narrative feature film (non-documentary) adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick.
Based on true stories, SOLD is the story of a young girl, 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 Academy and Emmy award-winner Jeffrey D. Brown and Executive Produced by two time Academy-Award winner Emma Thompson. Starring Gillian Anderson, David Arquette and Tillotama Shome.
“SOLD humanizes the issue of child trafficking. By pulling us into the world of one child who is trafficked, the film provides insight into the horrors children experience but also illustrates the resilience they have to overcome such horrible situations.”— Emily Pasnak-Lapchick, End Trafficking Program Officer, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
“Marvelous script and courageous and brilliant cast...”— Emma Thompson, SOLD Executive Producer
“Brilliantly made. Unlike other films on child trafficking and modern slavery, SOLD makes the problem personal for the audience. Though heartbroken by what she endures, the viewer is left inspired by Lakshmi's strength and bravery.”— Alex K. Monroe, Senior Campaigns Manager, Walk Free
“Amazing, very speechless”— Melinda Giovengo, Youthcare
WINNER - Audience Award, LONDON INDIAN Film Festival
WINNER - Audience Award, SONOMA International Film Festival
Official Selection - ABU DHABI Film Festival
Official Selection - HOLLYWOOD Film Festival
Official Selection - PALM SPRINGS Film Festival
Official Selection - SEATTLE Film Festival