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Indian Film Festival

With a lineup of over 30 films, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is once again showcasing a selection from one of the world’s vital cinema traditions. Now in its 12th year, the festival founded by Christina Marouda has become an important window on Indian cinema, particularly on the burgeoning independent scene emerging on the Subcontinent. This year’s festival opened with a screening of Sold adapted by Oscar® winner Jeffrey D. Brown from the acclaimed novel of the same name by Patricia McCormick. Seven years in the making, the film tells of a 12 year old Nepali girl sold into sexual slavery and her odyssey to freedom, a story based o true events that reflects a tragic reality: 16 million women, of which almost 40% are under 18, are trafficked into forced prostitution in India – millions more around the world. The filmmakers intend to use Sold as a tool to raise awareness and stimulate action with regards to a phenomenon Brown calls the human rights issue of our day. For more information see http://www.soldthemovie.com/about and check out our video:
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Luca Celada