… Emma produced the film “Sold”, starring Gillian Anderson, based on a Patricia McCormick’s novel, which is based on real-life accounts?
Sold is about slavery in modern India, a topic close to Emma, who has always fought for equality between men and women and against poverty, which is the main cause of social inequalities.
“Because of ‘Sold’s’ marvelous script and courageous and brilliant cast, it is a story that we can all watch – so that we may understand the processes of slavery in modern India and feel able to act without feeling the kind of rage and hopelessness that gets in the way of doing anything,” Emma Thompson said.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is packed with all sort of artists and a huge range of shows covering anything from comedy, theatre, dance, cabaret, music, children’s shows, exhibitions and much more.
“To me, it’s a proper cultural well, and you can drink from it. I go see young women’s writing, see what they’re speaking of. Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and I won the first Perrier Award (now the Edinburgh Comedy Awards). We went to the festival every year and played sketch comedy, and it’s where the three of us cut our teeth. We learned a lot. And I’m still learning” she said.