Kidnap (Trailer)

2012, 00:30

This is the trailer for 'Kidnap': A 15 year old girl is kidnapped and sold to a brothel in Nepal. An American woman who runs the orphanage where she lives manages to rescue her.

Prabhavati is an American woman in her 50’s who used to be an actress in Hollywood. Nearly 20 years ago she started Ramana’s Garden, a home for destitute children in Rishikesh, North India.

Last year one of her 67 children, a 15 year old girl named Lalita, was kidnapped and sold to a brothel in Nepal – a fate which happens to thousands of young girls every year. Prabhavati, who was on a fund raising tour in America at the time, flew back immediately, and with huge perseverance and guts and an absolute refusal to entertain the possibility of failure, managed to rescue Lalita.

I have known Prabhavati for 30 years, and Lalita since she arrived at Ramana’s at the age of 9 – and felt that this is a story that has to be told, so I bought a new camera and flew up to visit my friends in Rishikesh.

The previous year I had made another film about this place, “Children of Ramana’s Garden“, and Lalita features in this film also.