Fair Trade through Film! presents “Calcutta Hilton”
- Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
- Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: 16+
Lawrence Fair Trade will be showing a series of films about Fair Trade during their annual Fair Trade Holiday Market this year.
In “Calcutta Hilton,” we are taken to Sonagacchi, the largest, most infamous sex district in Calcutta. It was in the midst of this despair that “Calcutta Hilton” presenter Evie Ashton discovered an inspiring group doing their best to make a difference. The Hiltons founded a manufacturing business located on the fringes of Calcutta's largest red-light district. It gives the women of the area something they have long been denied - the option of leaving the sex trade.
Th;s film features mature themes, and is recommended for adults only.