Based on real life events, Love Sonia is the devastating story of a young girl’s journey to rescue her sister from the world of international sex trafficking.
A teenage girl travels from Mumbai to Los Angeles, hidden inside a container ship, being smuggled against her will by an international nexus of sex traders. Sonia, the daughter of a poverty-stricken farmer, gets plunged into the dark world of human trafficking at a young age of 17. Love Sonia is the disturbing story of her endless exploitation, both physical and mental.
The film had support and guidance from two of the world’s largest anti-trafficking NGOs, including UNODC (UN Office of Drugs & Crime), CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking) and APNE AAP Women Worldwide.
★★★★“Socially conscious cinema at it’s most powerful… not only deserves to be seen but feels necessary for the world to see too.” - Time Out
★★★★ “The relentlessly grim subject of under-age sex-trafficking is delivered with unflinching commitment by the debut director Tabrez Noorani.” - The Times
“Powerful … hard-hitting.” - The Guardian
★★★★ “It’s a film which highlights a global problem that needs to be addressed urgently and wiped out.“ - Morning Star
“Gruesome, gritty and atmospheric, director Tabrez Noorani’s unnerving execution almost suffocates you.“ - Times Of India