Screening Followed by Panel Discussion
WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
WHERE: Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos, in the Governing Board Room. This is a free event and open to the public.
Hosted by: Soroptimists Together Against Trafficking; Soroptimist International of Vista & North County Inland and the Palomar College Philosophy Club. Palomar President Joi Lin Blake will give opening remarks.
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.
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
Kaye Van Nevel, Soroptimist International of Vista & North County Inland
Jaimee Johnson is the founder of Sisters of the Streets, which focuses on empowering and encouraging young girls and women to find their passions and life outside of the “adult” industry. Jaimee is an active peer support specialist with North County Lifeline’s “Project Life.” Her goal is to share her personal experience so others may relate and find hope in their own lives.
Elizabeth Camarena, Esq. is Associate Director at Casa Cornelia Law Center in San Diego. CCLC is a non-profit law firm which provides quality pro bono legal services to approximately 2,000 victims of human and civil rights violations each year. Elizabeth oversees its legal programs which serve individuals fleeing persecution and torture, victims of human trafficking, and children in need of humanitarian protection in the United States.