Starr Forum: SOLD (film screening & Q&A Skype session with director)

Based on the international bestselling novel by Patricia McCormick, and inspired by true accounts, SOLD tells the story of 13 year-old Lakshmi, who is trafficked from her peaceful, rural village in Nepal to work in a brothel called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl's story, SOLD gives voice to the millions of children around the world who disappear every year. Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is thirteen, the same age as Lakshmi in the film.

SOLD is a call to action, and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit.

Q&A immediately following after the film with the Director/Co-Writer, Jeffrey D. Brown via Skype. Moderated by Peter Keough, contributor to The Boston Globe.

Please contact us at starrforum@mit.edu if you need accessibility accommodations

Co-sponsored by The Boston Globe's GlobeDocs program. With GlobeDocs, The Boston Globe furthers its reach as an organization dedicated to shedding light on the truth by presenting the work of film makers who are also focused on telling important stories, large and small. Each month GlobeDocs screens a documentary film free to the public. Visit BostonGlobe.com/globedocs for more information.