Each year, HRFFN selects a specific film to be the main featured film in all our activities. HRFFN also aims to have the featured film broadcasted on national television on human rights day. Sold was broadcasted on national television on December 9, 2017.


About the film

2014, USA, 97 minutes

Sold is a narrative, feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick.

Based on true events, this film tells 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.

Watch the trailer

More information about the film on the official film website.