Childhood prostitution in India inspires 'Ugly Betty' star to visit parents' birthplace

New York, September 17 (ANI): "Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera has revealed that she was so moved by the experience of filming the documentary "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," investigating childhood prostitution in India, that it inspired her to visit her parents' birthplace in Honduras for the first time.

The actress made the revelation to audience at the SVA Theater Thursday after a Revlon and The Tribeca Film Institute screening of the PBS special.

"After the trip, it was really hard to come back to real life," the New York quoted the actress as saying.

"Mainly I know I am not immune to something we all feel - which is to feel something so passionately, so deeply, see a way that you can make a difference, then come back to your real life and forget. I tried as hard as I could to do something in the moment . . . based on this trip, . . . Something that is near to my heart is that my parents are from Honduras.

"But I was born in the United States and I'd never been to my own home in Honduras. I went with the One Campaign, I asked them to shine a light on women and girls in Honduras and I just got back from that trip . . . What I have learned is that everyone around the world wants to be loved and to be able to protect ourselves and our families, and in the end nothing else matters," she added.

The films will be screened on PBS on Oct. 1 and 2. (ANI)

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