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Announcing a new Meetup for The NYC Social Justice Movie (& Dinner Sometimes) Meetup!
What: The Price of Sex (NY Premier)
When: Sunday, June 26, 2011 1:30 PM
Where: Film Society of Lincoln Center
165 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
The Price of Sex (New York Premiere)
Intimate and revealing, The Price of Sex is a feature-length documentary about young Eastern European women who have been drawn into a world of sex trafficking and abuse. It is a story told by the young women who refused to be silenced by shame, fear, and violence. Emmy-nominated photojournalist Mimi Chakarova, who grew up in Bulgaria, takes us on a personal journey¬–exposing the shadowy world of sex trafficking from Eastern Europe to the Middle East and Western Europe. Filming undercover and gaining extraordinary access, Chakarova illuminates how even though some women escape to tell their stories, sex trafficking thrives. (2011 Nestor Almendros Award Winner)
Discussions with filmmaker Mimi Chakarova to follow all screenings. A panel discussion will follow the Saturday June 25 screening and a reception will follow the June 26 screening.
Presented in association with Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and International Center of Photography
Human Rights Watch has documented the trafficking of women and girls into forced prostitution in places such as post-conflict Bosnia and Côte d’Ivoire as well as exposed the abuses and violations sex workers face at the hands of police, officials, and private individuals–sometimes in the name of combating trafficking. Human Rights Watch has also been a leading advocate in exposing human trafficking–predominantly of women and girls–in other fields such as domestic work, where women and girls are often deceived into working in slave like conditions, enduring physical, mental and sexual abuse with no access to justice.http://www.hrw.org/en/category/topic/women
NOTE: We have scheduled this Meetup for the last of three screenings. It will be followed by a cocktail reception. There is an earlier screening on Friday 6/24 at 9:30 PM. The second screening is on Saturday 6/25 at 3:30 PM followed by a panel discussion with numerous notables! All screenings include a Q & A with the director Mimi Chakarova.
WATCH THE TRAILER: THE PRICE OF SEX
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