“The harsh reality of our times is that slavery still exists in its cruelest forms. SOLD is a reflection of our failures in society, polity, religions and constitutions. Let us be angry and let us use our anger to change the world…” — Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
To raise awareness of human trafficking and children’s rights,
the United Nations and Time for Equality present the screening of
SOLD, a film by Jeffrey D. Brown
Monday 19 June 2017 at 19:00
Ciné Utopia 16, Avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1510 Luxembourg
The event is under the aegis of Ciné-ONU, for the first time in Luxembourg. It will be held in English and is free of charge. Click here to download the invitation and here for the programme.
The film (1 hour 34 minutes) will be followed by an interactive panel discussion with
Irene Wintermayr – Policy officer at ILO Benelux
Fabienne Rossler – Secretary-General, Commission consultative des Droits de l’Homme (CCDH)
Thomas Kauffmann – Executive Director of ECPAT Luxembourg asbl.
Opening remarks by Director Jeffrey D. Brown live from London.
Introduction and moderation by Rosa Brignone and Karen Wauters, Time For Equality.
Please register your attendance (click here) to facilitate planning.
SOLD is a 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.