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Film screening of SOLD at The Cooperage, Honesdale
November 14, 2017
7:00 pm

 

Film screening of SOLD at The Cooperage, Tuesday, November 14

 

We all envision a world where our families and children are safe from harm, and yet 21 million adults and children are forced into sexual or labor slavery worldwide. Modern day slavery is one of the worst and most prolific human rights violations on the planet. What could be thought of as something that “doesn’t happen to people you know” is hitting close to home. Sex trafficking has been reported in all 50 US states and between 100,000 and 300,000 children are trafficked yearly.

 

In an effort to raise awareness and begin a community discussion around this issue, Yoga International is hosting a screening of the movie SOLD.  Join Yoga International, as well as guest speakers, Molly Birkholm and Karen Morris, on November 14th at 7:00pm at the The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.

 

$10 suggested donation at the door.  Donations will benefit Courageous Girls and Taught Not Trafficked, a ChildReach International campaign.

About The Film

SOLD is a narrative feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick.  After being offered a job in India, a young girl, Lakshmi, leaves her home in a rural village in the Nepali Himalayas.  However, upon her arrival in Kolkata, she soon realizes the terrible truth: she has been trafficked into a prison brothel, where she must struggle daily to survive against impossible odds.  An American photographer (Gillian Anderson) hears her cries for help and enlists a local NGO (Hope House) to spearhead a dangerous mission to rescue her.  Finally, Lakshmi must risk her life for a chance at freedom.  SOLD is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and a call to action for audiences worldwide.

The Cooperage
1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA
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