Human Rights Watch: The Price of Sex
Date: Thu. January 12, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
About this event:
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)
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Mimi Chakarova and Liesl Gerntholtz, Executive Director of the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch.
This program is presented in partnership by Human Rights Watch and the Chicago Public Library. Please visit the Human Rights Watch website for more information about their mission and events.
Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is not required.