Screening of The Whistleblower

Seminar

Speaker(s)

Helen Stacy, Program on Human Rights

Date and Time

January 10, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Availability

Open to the public.

No RSVP required

Location

Bechtel Conference Center

"The Whistleblower is a grueling exposé of how human trafficking emerged as a lucrative, far-reaching operation involving the police and UN peacekeepers, many of them protected by diplomatic immunity in Bosnia. The Whistleblower is based on the life and experience of Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) when she worked with the the United Nations Gender Affairs Office in Bosnia, working with the police to investigate rape, domestic abuse and sex trafficking. Kathryn discovers a nest of imprisoned young prostitutes who are so frightened that they refuse to talk to her. When she reports back to her bosses, they mock her efforts or offer no help alledging bureaucratic rules to rescue prostitutes whose passports have been confiscated by their kidnappers." (NYT)

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