It Required a Response
When the SOLD Project’s founder, Rachel Sparks, first heard about child sexual exploitation in Northern Thailand, she knew she had to do something. Aware of the power of film, she assembled a small film crew and traveled to Thailand to document the issue. As Rachel and her crew interviewed sex worker after sex worker, common themes became apparent: poverty, a lack of education, and a lack of options.
The team had hired a local Thai student, Tawee Donchai, as a translator for the interviews, and he invited the crew to his home village in Northern Thailand to see where many of these child sex workers came from. In this village, Rachel and the crew met Cat — the subject of SOLD’s first documentary film. This meeting changed everyone’s lives forever.