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New Haven International Film Festival (12+13+14): 3 Days + 100 Films + Workshops + Panel Discussions

  • Gateway Community College 177 College Street New Haven, CT, 06510 United States (map)

This November marks the 2nd annual NHIFF. 3 Days and Nights Of: Film Exhibition and Competition, Education, Music And Of Course - Parties & Networking! The 2015 NHIFF plans to showcase more than 100 fantastic films with an emphasis on Human Rights, Human Trafficking, ERA, LGBTQQ and Fair Trade topics. Films from numerous categories including but not limited to: Comedy, Narrative Feature, Documentary, Shorts, Student and Animation as well as web series and commercials will compete for the "Best of The Fest" awards.

SOLD is the story of an extraordinary thirteen year-old girl named Lakshmi who lives in a poor village in the mountains of Nepal. When her stepfather accepts an advance for her to work as a domestic servant in Kolkata, India, Lakshmi becomes obliged to work off the debt. A common practice with human traffickers known as “debt bondage.” Lakshmi goes willingly, believing she will work as a domestic and hoping to earn enough money to buy her mother a tin roof. She is trafficked across the border to India by a city woman who tells Lakshmi to call her Auntie Bimla.