JUNE 20, 2020: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
Film Screening – SOLD the Movie
“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.
We hope our film, SOLD, will inspire a global movement to address this crime domestically and internationally.
SOLD is directed by Academy and Emmy award-winner, Jeffrey D. Brown, Executive Produced by two time Academy Award winner, Emma Thompson, Produced by Jane Charles, Co-Produced by Katie Mustard and Written by Joseph Kwong and Jeffrey D. Brown” Learn More
Film Discussion Specials Guests: Jane Charles, SOLD Film Producer
Jane Charles is a producer of film and television. Her feature film, “SOLD,” shot in India and Nepal with Oscar-winning Director Jeffrey D Brown and Executive Producer Emma Thompson, has won 5 audience awards and 3 jury awards in international film festivals and has generated a global fundraising movement to end child trafficking. Jane serves on the Board of Directors for Stolen Youth 501.c3 in Seattle WA.
Marnie Backer, Executive Director of Stolen Youth 501.C3
Marnie Backer is the Executive Director of Stolen Youth 501.c3. Early in her career, Marnie served as the director of development and alumni relations for the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. After moving to the Pacific Northwest and working in development for several organizations including an international global health and disaster relief agency and the nation’s largest nonprofit infectious disease research institute, she began consulting for two international nonprofits and Stolen Youth 501.c3. Today, as its executive director, Marnie’s focus is on expanding the reach and effectiveness of Stolen Youth 501.c3, with the ultimate goal of preventing more young people from falling victim to child sex traffickers.
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