She risked everything for freedom.
Starring Seema Biswas (Midnight Children, Bandit Queen), Tillotama Shome (Monsoon Wedding), Sushmita Mukherjee (King Uncle), Gillian Anderson (X-Files), David Arquette (Scream), and executive produced by Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), director Jeffrey Brown’s adaptation of Patricia McCormick’s National Book Award nominee is a powerful and haunting depiction of the horror faced by millions and the resilience of the human spirit. Twelve-year-old Lakshmi lives in her village in the Himalayas. Although her family is poor, Lakshmi’s joy is infectious. When a monsoon destroys her family’s rice paddy, Lakshmi’s stepfather negotiates a deal to have her work in the city as a domestic servant. Filled with hope and pride for the opportunity to help her family, Lakshmi travels to India, where she learns the unthinkable: she’s been sold into prostitution. Living a nightmare, Lakshmi must summon her courage and strength to endure cruelty and find her way out and back to her life.