The Price of Sex
A private screening for students, faculty and local community members
The Price of Sex is a feature-length documentary about young Eastern European women who've been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse. Intimate, harrowing and revealing, it is a story told by the young women who were supposed to be silenced by shame, fear and violence.
Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova, who grew up in Bulgaria, takes us on a personal investigative 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.
A screening and discussion with:
Mimi Chakarova, director and producer
Stephanie Challberg, editor
Adam Keker, director of photography
Steve Talbot, executive producer
Joe Davidson, retired FBI agent
Robert Rosenthal, executive director of The Center for Investigative Reporting
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