Mumbai: After winning the heart of audiences in London, Melbourne and India, Love Sonia is all set for a special screening at the United Nations in New York on Oct 11, the International Day of the Girl Child.
This is the first official screening on US soil and Love Sonia is the Indian film to be officially invited by the UN for a special screening.
The screening will be hosted by the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime and Indian anti-trafficking organization, Apne Aap Women Worldwide.
“Art is a powerful advocacy tool to raise awareness and we hope this beautifully acted thoughtful film will move people to take action against the scourge of sex trafficking,” said Simone Monasebian, Director of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime.
According to the UNODC, human trafficking is the third largest crime in the world, involving billions of dollars and victimizing thousands of people, especially women and children.
Survivors of prostitution from Apne Aap supported and consulted the filmmakers by sharing their life stories with the director and the actors, showing them the red light areas of Kolkata and were on the set during filming.
“It’s an honor for us to screen our film Love Sonia for the United Nations. I feel privileged and am looking forward to the screening on the 11th October in New York!” shared director, Tabrez Noorani.
Love Sonia is a story of hope and courage, a super hero without super-powers.
The film is Tabrez Noorani’s directorial debut, produced by the Academy Award nominated producer of Life of Pi, David Womark and Tabrez Nooran.