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Jeffrey Brown presenting documentary Sold - mixed

Saturday, August 12, 4 and 7pm
Bellas Artes Auditorium, Hernández Macías 75
Tickets will not be available at the door. see below

Jeffrey Brown presenting documentary Sold - mixed

by Susan Page

Jeffrey Brown, who is an Academy, Emmy and Peabody Award winner, will appear in San Miguel on August 12 and 13, presenting his stunning, multi-award-winning film, Sold. The event is sponsored by i3: Ideas that Inform and Inspire, the organization that recently presented both President Vicente Fox and journalist Hedrick Smith.

The feature film, Sold, produced by Emma Thompson, tells the story of a brave, thirteen-year-old girl from Nepal who dreams of buying a tin roof for her family home, only to be tricked and trafficked to a prison brothel in India where she is coerced into bonded sexual slavery. Despite brutal conditions, her will is never broken. She builds friendships with others creating a new family while secretly planning escape. Sold is grounded in hope and the resilience of the human spirit.

The movie is Jeffrey Brown’s directorial feature film debut. It stars Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, Seema Biswas, Susmita Mukerhjee and Ankur Vikal. Sold has won five audience awards and two jury awards, has been shown in 30 countries, opened 9 film festivals as the opening film and was shown at the Nobel Peace Conference and at the Trust Women Conference. 

Jeffrey Brown in Person
Jeffrey Brown will speak and answer questions following both screenings. The screenings will take place on Saturday, August 12 at 4:00 and again at 7:00 in the auditorium of Bellas Artes on Hernandez Macias.

The film inspires the audience to take action to end human trafficking and to support survivors through a campaign called, “Taught Not Trafficked,” which vocationally trains and helps employ survivors through partner organizations. They also teach teachers to help heal PTSD and trauma for thousands of survivors in India and Nepal.

Benefit Brunch – Meet Jeffrey Brown
If you are interested in contributing to these causes and also in meeting Jeffrey Brown in an informal setting in a gorgeous country home, you are invited to a benefit brunch on Sunday morning, August 13 at 11 AM. The brunch will take place at Galeria Atotonilco, and the gallery has agreed to donate 10% of all purchases that morning to the “Taught Not Trafficked” non-profit.

Tickets for the film screenings ($200 pesos or $11 usd) and for the benefit brunch ($500 pesos or $25 usd) are available on line at (click on “Tickets”) or in person at the Tesoros store at the Biblioteca on Insurgentes. Tickets will not be available at the door. i3 provides needs-based discounts to all of its events. Inquire by sending an e-mail to Diane Varney at


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