Love Sonia to be screened at UN, marking the Girl Child International Day

Author |Sep 21, 2018

This 11 October is coming the occasion of Internation Day of the Girl Child. To mark this event, Love Sonia will have a screening at United Nations (UN).

Love Sonia came out in the cinemas on 14 September before. Directed by Tabrez Noorani and produced by David Womark, Love Sonia is considered as an Indian film for 2018.

Love Sonia. Image via Facebook
Love Sonia is considered as an Indian film for 2018.

Love Sonia is honored to be the first Indian film to have that special screening.

The film is formally invited by The United Nations Office (UN). The UN  for Drugs and Crime, an anti-trafficking group, and Apne Aap Women Worldwide are known to be co-organizers in this remarkable event.

Besides, Simone Monasebian, director of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said that through this film, she would like to have an aim to raise understanding and motivate people to step in in opposition to the scourge of sex trafficking. She thought it would be easier when using art - a powerful advocacy tool to raise awareness. Also, this thoughtful film included beautiful acting.

In addition, director Tabrez Noorani also wanted to share his opinions.

He said being screened Love Sonia film at the UN is actually a pleasure to them. He felt honored and couldn't wait until seeing it on the screen on 11 October in New York.

Love Sonia trailer passes 11 million views, director Tabrez Noorani overwhelmed with the love and appreciation.

Tabrez Noorani is both a director and producer. He quickly becomes well-known with some big films such as Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Life of Pi (2012) and Love Sonia (2018).

Amar Butala, one of the co-producers of the film, said that being received an invitation for an Indian film to the UN was not an easy thing. And it proved that working hard would be paid off beautifully.

Moreover, the filmmakers also received support from some survivors of the sex industry in Apne Aap.

They showed them the red light areas of Kolkata and shared their own life stories with the director and all actors.

Ruchira Gupta now works as a founder of Apne Aap as well as an Indian sex trafficking activist. She assumed that the action has resulted in a genuine film about the fears of sex-trafficking encouraged by some events in real life. After watching Love Sonia, people would be aware of the brutal dynamics of trafficking in its most accurate form. Apne Aap also looked forward to seeing all the countries of the world would get together to end this crime.

The Love Sonia team will be honoured with an after-party being held after the screening. Besides, an undisclosed recipient will be given The Last Girl award by Apne Aap.

"Love Sonia" actresses (left to right) Freida Pinto, Mrunal Thakur and Richa Chadha during a promotional photo shoot for the film.

The Love Sonia film stars Mrunal Thakur, Riya Sisodiya, Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Sai Tamhankar, Rajkummar Rao, Adil Hussain, Mark Duplass, Anupam Kher, Demi Moore and Freida Pinto.

The UNODC reports human trafficking is now the world's third largest criminal in the world. Its victims's number rise to thousands of people, especially children and women.


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