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Posted on 3/17/2017

Movie Screening & Discussion: Sold at SMPL

Movie Screening and Discussion: Sold at Santa Monica Public Library

 

Santa Monica, California – Santa Monica Public Library presents Movie Screening and Discussion: Sold on Saturday, April 1, at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Sold is a call to action that brings to light the horrors of trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and girls in India. This award-winning, narrative feature film adaptation of Patricia McCormick’s bestselling novel humanizes its victims through the story of one girl who is forced into sexual slavery. A panel discussion follows the screening. Dr. Joseph Metoyer, a pastor/teacher of ACTS – A Church That Studies, will be moderating the discussion. Panelists include Daliah Setareh, an attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Gary Rhoades, a deputy attorney for the city of Santa Monica, and Sandra Fluke, an attorney and women’s rights activist. Co-sponsored by The Rotary Club of Santa Monica. (Film runtime: 94 min.)

This program is free and open to all ages. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 one week prior to event. The Main Library is directly served by Big Blue Bus lines 1, R10, and 18. The Expo Line and other bus routes stop nearby. Ride your bike. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library.