This film will open your eyes, sting your heart, challenge your thinking, make you count your blessings and give you hope (by juliabolz)
As an international human rights lawyer and social justice activist for women and girls, I've seen a great deal of poverty and oppression. This film, however, poignantly manages to capture what few of us have ever seen, much less imagine -- child trafficking. While the overall story is one of tragedy, the outcome is one of hope. Namely, the "voice of the voiceless" emerges, and it is engaging, empowering, educating, and inspiring. I was transformed. Thank you for caring about these children and for sharing their powerful story with us, reminding us that we are all connected and <more>
what happens to "our sisters" on one side of the world affects us all. Because of its important message, the film is definitely a compelling tool for students, families and communities to learn more about human trafficking, the challenges girls face in the developing world, and ways we can each help these girls and make a difference.
A must see eye opening movie (by taramarymurphy-10910)
Sold is an excellent movie that discusses the issues of human trafficking in South Asia through following the story of one young girl. While at times it was hard to watch due to the nature of the scenes and the age of the actors, it opened my eyes to a reality that is happening to millions of people everyday.Shot in Nepal and India the beauty of the landscapes contrasts with the horrors of the storyline however, there are some light hearted scenes to give the audience a break . This movie does more that just tell a story it is a vehicle for change as it sheds a light on one of the biggest <more>
human rights issues of our time : Human trafficking.
This captivating film opened my eyes to the horrors of human trafficking (by blackmancathy)
I loved this movie! It is an eye opening story of human trafficking told about one girl whom is sold into slavery but brings to light the prevalence of this tragedy in India and throughout the world.Some of the scenes are tough to see but are realistic to what these children and women go through in reality. You could not make such a great movie about such a tough subject without showing some of the horrors that these women and children go through. It is filmed in India and Nepal with fantastic location shots. There are some very heart warming scenes that remind you these are just <more>
children.After seeing this film you will want to get involved in some way to stop human trafficking. This is a must see movie! Don't miss this eyeopening film!
Just viewed this film at the 18th Sonoma International Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film. It is a terribly difficult film to watch as the subject matter -- the forced prostitution of a very young Nepali girl into a brothel in Calcutta, India -- is excruciating. But the film is made with love -- the young girl shares humanity with others caught in these circumstances, befriends a little boy who is a child of one of the other prostitutes, is protected by another captive i.e. the human experience in all its squalor and splendor. Seeing the film in a festival <more>
environment was a great gift as the Q&A with some of the principals following the presentation made clear that this is not just a third world problem: we have this same problem right here in our own back yard. A friend has already begun a circle of women here in Sonoma to reach out to young women who are being used as slave prostitutes in our supposedly sublime county. The power of film to change lives! Bravo!
Really sold me on the need to stop human trafficking (by subxerogravity)
This movie was disturbing and uncomfortable.Sold centers around a 12 year old girl who ends up owing a lot of money and is sold into the life of prostitution in order to pay it back.what was most disturbing was not what was said, but what was seen on the screen. The ease these people had taking away a child's innocent for money. The large amount of children in the Brothels. The film shows these people's comfort in the life which made me so very uncomfortable.David Arquette and Gillian Anderson have very small roles as the white faces attempting to close down the brothel, and I must <more>
say, they were a sight for very sore eyes as it was hard to stomach a child living her life in this place. This movie is not met to entertain at all, it is purely educational. They lay down all the facts and don't sugar coat or romance it at all. It was a hard watch but it was worth it.
Child trafficking happens all over the world--even in my backyard, Sonoma County--as I learned during one of the preview discussions after Sold. We live in a world where the vulnerable are taken advantage of "Oh, your daughter will have a good job in the city" , and believe what they are told despite evidence to the contrary elections . Sold helps us touch our compassion and caring with its specificity and hope. The film takes a difficult subject and makes it accessible without beating us over the head as a documentary might. It's also visually beautiful as it opens the edgy <more>
worlds of sex-for-money and trafficking in India and Nepal.Highly recommended!
This is a movie about a young girl living in Nepal and how her life changes completely when she is transferred in a brothel,across the borders,in India.From the first time that I saw the trailer of the film over a year ago I found the subject really interesting and I wanted to see it. I'm glad I was finally able to discover it. I liked it a lot, although there were some scenes,which for me,were hard to watch. The whole theme of the movie is sad and disturbing,so I don't know if everyone would like to see something like that.When the movie ended I had the impulse to search more about <more>
sex trafficking around the world. I was disappointed to find out that the situations presented in the movie were not exaggerated.