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A screening of "SOLD" with Aura Freedom and Anuradha Koirala
Thu, 2 June 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
"If slavery is not wrong, then nothing is wrong." - Abraham Lincoln
In Canada, the average age that a girl is forced into prostitution is 13 and 90% of Survivors are Canadian-born.
In Nepal, 7000 girls are trafficked into India and sexually exploited every year.
We can do better than this.
ABOUT THE SCREENING
Join Canadian organization Aura Freedom along with its founder Marissa Kokkoros and Nepali anti-trafficking hero Anuradha Koirala for an exclusive screening of SOLD, executive produced by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and starring Gillian Anderson.
Also joining us for this exclusive screening is music producer and composer Sammy Chand, the film's Composer/Music Supervisor.
ABOUT THE FILM
Based on true stories and adapted from acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick, 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 movie and a movement."
ABOUT AURA FREEDOM INTERNATIONAL
Since 2013, Aura Freedom has tirelessly worked against gender-based violence in Canada and beyond, including anti-trafficking efforts in partnership with CNN Hero Anuradha Koirala and her organization Maiti Nepal, who have been fighting trafficking for more than 20 years.
In both Canada and Nepal, Aura Freedom has implemented successful programs addressing sexual exploitation and violence, child marriage and gender inequality.
All ticket sales will be dedicated to our anti-trafficking efforts in both Canada and Nepal.