Wednesday, March 5, 2014

          Jeffrey D. Brown’s  SOLD is  IFFLA's Opening Night Gala

The 12th  Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will open with the much awaited feature film, SOLD, directed by Jeffre D. Brown and starring Gillian Anderson, David Arquette and Seema Biswas. Importantly, the film is executive produced by Emma Thompson.  SOLD will make its Los Angeles premiere at IFFLA.

 SOLD is a harrowing and inspiring story of child trafficking. Through one extraordinary girl's journey, the film  illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, a crime experienced by millions of girls every year around the globe. SOLD is a clarion call to action and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

“Because of SOLD’s marvelous script and courageous and brilliant cast,” said Emma Thompson, “it is a story that we can ALL watch – so that we may understand the processes of slavery in modern India and feel able to act without feeling the kind of rage and hopelessness that gets in the way of doing anything.”  SOLD is an adaptation of the National Book Award-nominated novel by Patricia McCormick, based on true accounts. The book has been translated into 32 languages and is a powerful entry point to introduce young people to the issue of modern day slavery. Director Jeffery D. Brown and select A-list cast and supporters will be in attendance.
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Jasmine Jaisinghani is IFFLA's Artistic Director

Christina Marouda, IFFLA’s Founder and Chair of the Board, says, “We’re thrilled to have Jasmine on board as our Artistic Director.  She was our first Festival Coordinator in 2005, and has been associated with IFFLA since. This feels like a full circle.”  Jasmine Jaisinghani comes to IFFLA from AFI FEST where she served as the Cultural and Industry Relations Director and headed Guest Services. An independent producer of Indian-Mexican descent, Jasmine has also worked extensively in the music industry, including a tenure at George Harrison’s record label 'Dark Horse'.


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