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APT Worldwide to represent child slavery doc

APT Worldwide, the international sales arm of American Public Television, has secured the international representation rights for Sold: Fighting the New Global Slave Trade, a doc on child slavery. The film, produced and directed by Jody Hassett Sanchez of Pointy Shoe Productions, focuses on three people who are fighting to end the practice of slave trading. Narrated by filmmaker Mira Nair, the doc profiles Sunitha Krishnan, a former Hindu nun who runs schools for girls rescued from brothels; Symphorienne Kessouagni, a woman who works to free children from smugglers and brokers and Ansar Burney, an attorney who rescues Pakistani boys who have been purchased and forced to be camel jockeys in the Middle East.
June 3, 2009

APT Worldwide, the international sales arm of American Public Television, has secured the international representation rights for Sold: Fighting the New Global Slave Trade, a doc on child slavery. The film, produced and directed by Jody Hassett Sanchez of Pointy Shoe Productions, focuses on three people who are fighting to end the practice of slave trading. Narrated by filmmaker Mira Nair, the doc profiles Sunitha Krishnan, a former Hindu nun who runs schools for girls rescued from brothels; Symphorienne Kessouagni, a woman who works to free children from smugglers and brokers and Ansar Burney, an attorney who rescues Pakistani boys who have been purchased and forced to be camel jockeys in the Middle East.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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