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Saturday, October 6 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Sex Addicts: How the Culture of Sex Breeds Abuse & a Market for Trafficking: The Price of Sex (73min), What I Have Been Through Is Not Who I Am (22min)

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THE PRICE OF SEX (73MIN, RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
DIRECTOR: MIMI CHAKAROVA
WORLD PREMIERE

An unprecedented and compelling inquiry into a dark side of immigration so difficult to cover or probe with depth, THE PRICE OF SEX sheds light on the underground criminal network of human trafficking and experiences of trafficked Eastern European women forced into prostitution abroad. Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova’s feature documentary caps years of painstaking, on-the-ground reporting that aired on Frontline (PBS) and 60 Minutes (CBS) and earned her an Emmy nomination, Magnum photo agency’s Inge Morath Award, and a Webby for Internet excellence. Filming under cover with extraordinary access, even posing as a prostitute to gather her material, Bulgarian-born Chakarova travels from impoverished rural areas in post-Communist Eastern Europe, including her grandmother’s village, to Turkey, Greece, and Dubai. This dangerous investigative journey brings Chakarova face to face with trafficked women willing to trust her and appear on film undisguised. Their harrowing first-person accounts, as well as interviews with traffickers, clients, and anti-trafficking activists, expose the root causes, complex connections, and stark significance of sexual slavery today.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZGPEclrEEM

 

WHAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH IS NOT WHO I AM (22MIN, USA)
DIRECTOR: KELLY MATHESON, ANA MORSE, CAROL SMOLENSKI, CHRISTINE FANTACONE
CHICAGO PREMIERE

The commercial sexual exploitation of children is one of the worst forms of child abuse in the U.S. It traps children of all backgrounds in an endless cycle of violence. Despite their abuse, victims are frequently arrested and prosecuted as juvenile offenders. In this documentary we meet Katrina, whose childhood abruptly ends when she is manipulated and sold for sex by a trafficker. Her compelling story proves that with understanding and support, victims can become survivors. Experts, from juvenile justice, law enforcement, and service providers, explain the trauma these youth endure. They also share examples of approaches that shift our response from punitive to restorative. The first step is to see survivors in terms of their humanity, value and potential, and not their past.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNGbalyzNRs


Saturday October 6, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Showplace Icon Theater 150 West Roosevelt Road. Chicago, IL.
  • Theater Theater 1

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