According to the FBI, Atlanta ranks as one of the top 14 cities for the commercial sexual exploitation of children. And Atlanta’s underground sex economy has been valued at $290 million.
Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) invite the community to a special showing of the movie "Sold" followed by a panel discussion with the Director and one of the stars.
Demonstrating the capability of filmmaking to impact social change, "Sold" is a full-length feature film adapted from the National Book Award Nominated and Quill Award-Winning novel by Patricia McCormick. Based on true stories, "Sold" is the story of Lakshmi's journey from a peaceful, rural village in Nepal to the gritty brothels of Kolkata, India.
"We are proud to host a dynamic conversation around an important issue that is as prevalent in our community as it is around the world. WIFTA seeks to present powerful stories on subjects that impact women’s lives and support the filmmakers that tell them." - WIFTA Executive Director, Susan Moss
Through one extraordinary girl's story, "Sold" illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, a horrifying crime experienced by an estimated 3 million girls every year around the globe. "Sold" is both a call to action, and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit.
"Sold" is directed and produced by an Oscar and Emmy award-winning team, including Executive Producer Emma Thompson, Director Jeffrey D. Brown, Producer Jane Charles, Co-Producer Katie Mustard and Writer Joseph Kwong.
WHEN: Sunday, May 8 7:00 pm
WHERE: Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30306
COST: $12 - regular admission; $9 - seniors
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Following the screening, WIFTA will also host a panel discussion with very special guests:
Academy Award winning director and writer Jeffrey Brown.
Associate Producer Seirah Royin who plays Mrs. Tripathi in the film.
The panel will be moderated by former WIFTA board member Shandra McDonald, an award-winning filmmaker and seasoned television writer/producer whose projects have earned her critical acclaim. Shandra holds an MFA from Howard University, and is currently an Assistant Film Professor at Clayton State University.
Read more at http://atlanta.daybooknetwork.com/story/2016-05-04/52117-wifta-sold-screening-and-panel/email#zwoU1hpAOwRxjskG.99