On February 24th Doc&aDrink “took it to the streets” and attended a screening of SOLD:Fighting the New Global Slave Trade.
WIFV hosted the screening at the Jack Morton Auditorium, The Documentary Center, The George Washington University. What a fantastic venue! The auditorium has extra screens for those positioned on the outside of the theater, lots of leg room, and excellent space for a speaker.
From the filmmakers:
Our hope is that SOLD: Fighting the New Global Slave Trade will do more than just expose the darkness of slavery today. There are already so many films that document what is wrong with the world, exposing us to image after tragic image, adding to our collective compassion fatigue.
The challenge has been to balance the bleakness with hope. We want people to be outraged by the problem but also to be inspired by these three extraordinary abolitionists. Each of them battles a different virulent variety of slavery, with humor, grace, righteous anger and unflagging determination.
The film was just well done. Not too long and not too short – just the right time. This doc boast good videography – mixed with interesting interviews – and stock footage. But – the most impressive thing about this documentary is the characters involved. I was drawn to the stories of the victims and lifted-up by the volunteers who are risking their own life for child victims of the slave trade. Yes, the topic was serious but I wasn’t sad when I left my seat in the auditorium. Instead – I was uplifted and moved towards actions. AND that’s the point.
For more information about the film and how you can help : http://soldthefilm.com/
4 out of 5 Cheers.