CNN Nominates a Hero from Independent Lens

Posted on November 17, 2010

Filmmaker Andrew Levine, whose Emmy-nominated film The Day My God Died aired on Independent Lens in 2004, updates BTB on one of the subjects of his documentary. 

One of the primary subjects of my film The Day My God Died has been nominated as one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes of 2010. Anuradha Koirla, founder of Maiti Nepal, is one of the foremost activists working to abolish sex trafficking in Nepal and India.  Maiti Nepal’s main mission is to provide prevention, housing, medical care, counseling, and vocational training to survivors of the sex trade.

The Day My God Died reveals young girls swept up by the child sex slave trade in Nepal and India, and sold into the brothels of the Kamati Pura red light district in Mumbai, which is known even to tourists as “The Cages.” The film lifts the veil of secrecy from this tragedy, with footage from the brothels captured on hidden camera. Please cast your vote for Ms. Koirla before the deadline on November 18.  The CNN Hero of the year will be revealed Thanksgiving night November 25. You may also watch The Day My God Died in its entirety online.


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