Join Save the Children to End Child Trafficking With a Powerful New Film, SOLD

Adapted from the internationally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick, SOLD 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. By telling one girl’s story, SOLD gives a voice to the millions of children forced into sexual slavery and is both a call to action and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit. Through screenings around the world this film will spread awareness, converting many new child advocates, and will be used to fundraise in support of Save the Children’s child protection work worldwide.

Save the Children works to combat child trafficking through Prevention, Protection, and Prosecution. In order to maximize our efforts, we work with communities, local organizations and civil society, and national governments to protect children from being exploited, and to help restore the dignity of children who have survived.

SOLD is coming to U.S. theaters on April 1st! Find a screening near you or request SOLD to come to your city by visiting

You can make a difference by bringing SOLD to your local theater to support Save the Children

SOLD is partnering with a service called Tugg, which allows any person or group across the country to bring a screening of this important film to their local theater as a fundraiser for Save the Children.

The process is easy:

  1. Fill out a request form and indicate that you are hosting a screening on behalf of Save the Children in the comments.
  2. Spread the word. Unlike typical movie showings, the screening will only happen if a minimum number of tickets are reserved in advance. But don’t worry- they provide a promotional toolkit to help make it easy to share and publicize your screening.
  3. Once your ticket goal is reached, the screening is confirmed – enjoy the film while fundraising for our continued rescue, rehabilitation, and protection of the world’s children from exploitation. Follow the screening with a discussion of how your community can join together and take action in the fight against child slavery.

Worldwide there are estimated to be 5.5 million children forced into sex and labor slavery (International Labour Office, 2012). The average age of these children is thirteen, the same age as Lakshmi, the young girl in SOLD. With your help, we can give voice to the millions of children who are forced into sex slavery, building a larger global network of people taking a stand against child trafficking.

Save the Children takes a holistic approach to tackle the root causes of trafficking and involves children in the design and implementation of solutions.

Our programmes work to:

  • prevent trafficking at community level by creating awareness of the risks of migration and developing life skills
  • provide support to children who have been trafficked and help them return home and to reintegrate into their communities
  • improve law enforcement and instigate legal reform to protect victims of trafficking.

"It's very rare, I think, that a piece of art or of storytelling could really help to change things... 'Sold' is one of those films. It's a beautiful piece of work."

Academy Award® Winner Emma Thompson, SOLD Executive Producer

“I’m not going to Thailand any more because of Save the Children’s guidance and support, and the training courses I’ve taken. Now we have a cold drinks shop and a grocery shop and I know how to sew.
Mi Su, 14 years old, returned trafficking victim, Myanmar

If you would prefer to host a private screening for your community group, church or organization, please contact the film’s community screening coordinator at

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