Lakshmi(12), lives in her village at the foothills of the Himalayas. When a monsoon destroys the family’s rice paddy, her stepfather negotiates an advance payment from a glamorous “city” woman who offers Lakshmi work as a domestic servant. Filled with hope and pride for the opportunity to help her family, she journeys to India. In Kolkata, she soon learns the unthinkable: she has been sold into prostitution. Lakshmi’s life becomes a living nightmare. She somehow has the courage to endure as she secretly plans a daring escape. Lakshmi succeeds in escaping and returns to the brothel in a police raid to free the others. SOLD is both a call to action and a testament to the power of compassion and forgiveness which define the resilience of the human spirit.

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