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Junior League of Bronxville Screens Film On Human Trafficking

This is the trailer for the 2014 film "SOLD."
This is the trailer for the 2014 film "SOLD." Video Credit: Diego Pettersson YouTube

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The Junior League of Bronxville will help raise awareness about human trafficking through a one-time screening of "SOLD" at Yonkers' Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill, on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Based on the global bestseller "SOLD," by Patricia McCormick, this award-winning film tells the unforgettable story of a girl who risks everything for freedom after being trafficked from her mountain village in Nepal to a brothel in India.

"SOLD gives a voice to the millions of children who disappear every year. It is a call to action and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit," organizers note.

The film has partnered with a service called Tugg, which enables people and organizations to set up screenings in their local theater in efforts to spread awareness.

This event is open to the public and tickets are $11: get them here. There will also be a moderated Q&A after the film.

"The Junior League of Bronxville is committed to alleviating hunger and improving nutrition in Southern Westchester and it is bringing this film to our community as it recognizes that poverty and hunger compel individuals to do things they would not ordinarily do," organizers note.

"These circumstances can lead them to make uninformed decisions -- choices that for some parents lead their children to being sold into slavery."

Emily Pasnak-Lapchick, the End Trafficking Program Officer of the United States Fund for UNICEF, described this film this way:

"'SOLD' humanizes the issue of child trafficking. By pulling us into the world of one child who is trafficked, the film provides insight into the horrors children experience but also illustrates the resilience they have to overcome such horrible situations."

The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill is at 29 Fitzgerald St., in Yonkers.

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