ABAS Law Foundation Presents the narrative feature film SOLD, adapted from the internationally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick. The novel is based on true stories and illustrates the brutality of child trafficking. This acclaimed film (winner of three film festivals) tells the story of a 13-year old girl who is sold to a brothel. The International Labor Organization estimates over 20 million people are enslaved today. Approximately, 5.5 million of these slaves are children forced into sex and labor slavery. Currently, it is estimated that 1.8 million children are trafficked each year into sexual slavery. The Director is Academy and Emmy award winner Jeffrey D. Brown; the Executive Producer is two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson. The film aims to inspire a global movement to address the crime of child trafficking domestically and internationally.
The 94-minute film will be followed by a 20 minute panel discussion with local Sacramento organizations helping to combat human trafficking. Panelists are:
Nilda Valmores, Executive Director, My Sisters House
Rebecca Soliday, Bilingual Trafficking Training Specialist, WEAVE
Danielle Abildgaard, Sacramento Deputy District Attorney, Human Trafficking Unit
About "ABAS Law Foundation Presents..."
The ABAS Law Foundation is celebrating 20 years of law-related educational and charitable works in greater Sacramento's Asian/Pacific community. In 2017, The ABAS LAW FOUNDATION launched its ABAS LAW FOUNDATION PRESENTS, "Speaker Series," celebrating 20 years of law-related educational and charitable works in the greater Sacramento's Asian/Pacific community. Over the many years, the Foundation has produced workshops featuring immigration assistance, employment discrimination law, and election procedures; the Foundation has awarded numerous scholarships to community-conscious activist law students; and the Foundation has supported activities such as the Hmong Mediation Project. More recently, the Foundation undertook administration of a $47,400 federal research grant that is leading to a book on World War II's notorious Tule Lake concentration camp.