Films shown by the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival
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Director: Mimi ChakarovaThe Price of Sex is an investigative journey into the underground sex trafficking market where young rural Eastern European women have been drawn into slavery, rape, and abuse as poverty pushes them to leave their hometowns, for survival, when promises of working abroad lead them to being sold into a world of pimps, brothels, and sex clubs. Intimate, harrowing and revealing, the Price of Sex brings Chakarova face to face with trafficked women willing to trust her and appear on film undisguised. The story told through personal accounts by the very survivors who were supposed to be silenced by shame, fear and violence. Photojournalist Chakarova, who grew up in Bulgaria, seeks to shine light on the shadowy underbelly of globalization, give a voice to women, expose the root causes of why women continue to be sold into prostitution against their will, and examines what can be done to stop it.
Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting
Nestor Almendros Award for courage in filmmaking, Human Rights Watch Film Festival