Film screening of "SOLD," followed immediately with Q&A session with director Jeffrey D. Brown via skype.
About the film:
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.
Peter Keough, currently a contributor to The Boston Globe, had been the film editor of The Boston Phoenix from 1989 until it ceased publication in March, 2013. In 1996 he received first prize for film criticism from the Association of Alternative Newspapers, and received first prize for best entertainment writing from the New England Publishers Association in 1993 and 2001. As a member of FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics) he has served on numerous film festival juries. He edited Flesh and Blood: The National Society of Film Critics on Sex, Violence, and Censorship (Mercury House Press, 1995) and Kathryn Bigelow Interviews, which will be published by the University Press of Mississippi in August, 2013. He is currently editing a book of essays by members of the National Society of Film Critics on children and movies.
The event is organized by the Center for International Studies and co-sponsored by The Boston Globe's GlobeDocs program. With GlobeDocs, The Boston Globe furthers its reach as an organization dedicated to shedding light on the truth by presenting the work of film makers who are also focused on telling important stories, large and small. Each month GlobeDocs screens a documentary film free to the public. Visit BostonGlobe.com/globedocs for more information.