Writer/Director/Producer, Jeffrey D Brown is an Academy and Emmy Award winner. SOLD, adapted from the award-winning book by Patricia McCormick is about a young girl trafficked from Nepal and into sexual slavery in brothel in Kolkata, India. It is an inspiring story of hope and courage based on true accounts. SOLD is Jeffrey’s directorial feature film debut.
It stars: Niyar Saikia, Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, Seema Biswas, Susmita Mukerhjee and Ankur Vikal. SOLD produced Jane Charles and Executive Produced by Emma Thompson has won five international audience awards and two jury awards. It has been subtitled into 15 languages and dubbing into Hindi, Bengali and Nepali.
We use our film to raise awareness as well as funds for our programs. We have re-built 86 school classrooms since the earth quake in Nepal and helped to fund the building of two safe houses for girls rescued from brothels in Kolkata.
In partnership with Nest, we are assisting two businesses to expand: FreeSet in Kolkata and Impulse Social Enterprises in Shillong, North East India. Nest is connecting them with design and business expertise to expand their products into international market and hopefully connect them with international name brands to increase profits. This will enable these businesses to train and hire more survivors of trafficking. This is the best way to insure freedom and the freedom of their children bringing an end to the cycle of slavery.
Also, we have trained 30 survivors of sex trafficking as trainers of a PTSD healing modality called Capacitar. This is a train the trainer model. We hope to travel these 30 trainers to many safe houses and rescue centers in India and many other countries.
Jeffrey Brown, the director and co-writer of SOLD is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of sex trafficking survivors in India and Nepal. We also use the film with non-profits in India and Nepal to spread awareness so girls and families can avoid getting trafficked in the first place. We have a 50 min PG-13 version of our film which we have shown through many corporate companies such as Google, British Airlines and many others to create awareness and help raise funds for the work you do to address trafficking.