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 was executive produced by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson. SOLD tells the story of an unforgettable 13 year-old girl and is both a call to action and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit.  
The Rotary Club of Santa Monica will be featuring "SOLD" in a number of venues across Southern California. Please spread the word about this film and help boost awareness about this crime, which is happening in our own backyard. 
See a trailer of the movie here. 
Show Times: 
March 24th, 
Tony Abatemarco’s film class at Emeritus College from 9am – 10:50am
April 1,
SM Main Library 2:00 - 5:00, partnering with the City of Santa Monica
April 24 -- Cal State  Univ. LA
April 26- ArcLight Theater in Santa Monica.  TBD
Contact Rosemary Regalbuto for more information at