Mimi Chakarova will participate in an international expert group meeting, which the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will convene in Vienna from April 10-12, 2013. The meeting aims at identifying good practices, based on the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), for promoting responsible and professional reporting on corruption.
The Norwegian Foundation for Investigative Journalism | Tonsberg, Norway | March 15-17, 2013
Stiftelsen for en Kritisk og Undersøkende Presse (SKUP) is a foundation established in 1990, dedicated to promoting investigative journalism in Norway. The conference takes place in Tonsberg from March 15th to March 17th and is Scandinavia's biggest journalistic gathering. Mimi Chakarova is a keynote speaker on Saturday, March 16th and will dicuss her methods of exposing corruption and conflict, including the sex trade industry.
Jerusalem Cinematheque | Jerusalem, Israel | March 8, 2013
"The Price of Sex" will screen at the Jerusalem Cinematheque on March 8th at 10:30 am in recognition of International Women's Day. Hosted by ATZUM Justice Works, a panel discussion will follow the film and will be moderated by the Co-Founder of the Task Force of Human Trafficking (TFHT) in Israel.
DOKFOTO 2013 | Oslo, Norway | February 22-24, 2013
The Norwegian Photo Festival DOKFOTO has become an annual event that has received international recognition, and continues to grow each year. There are lectures, workshops and academic debates with many acknowledged photographers. Mimi Chakarova will present her "Price of Sex" work on Saturday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM. Other festival speakers include Mary Ellen Mark, Paal Audestad, Sebastain Liste, and Katharina Hesse.
Human Rights Watch | Toronto, Canada | January 30, 2013
"The Price of Sex" will screen on behalf of Human Rights Watch in Toronto at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, January 30th followed by Q&A with Director Mimi Chakarova. Reception at 6:30 PM at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West. There is no charge for this event, but seating is limited and it will be first come, first serve. To RSVP, please call (416) 322-8448 or firstname.lastname@example.org by January 23, 2013.
Ambassador's Forum | U.S. Embassy | Kyiv, Ukraine | December 9-16, 2012
Mimi Chakarova was invited by the U.S. Embassy and the Academy of Ukrainian Press to be the keynote speaker of the prestigious U.S. Ambassador's Forum – a new leadership and policy series hosted by Ambassador John Tefft, aimed at creating a regular opportunity for the examination of the ideas, trends and forces impacting today’s world. The series brings prominent speakers, innovators and experts from the United States to Kyiv for an exchange of perspectives on issues facing Ukraine, the U.S. and the global community. The Forum’s selected invitees are leaders in a wide range of fields. Chakarova's topic “The Power of Film and Images To Shine a Bright Light on Dark Places" will focus on investigative reporting and the making of her award-winning film "The Price of Sex," how to cover invisible populations, and the challenges of investigating corruption. Mimi Chakarova will also present a week-long series of lectures and screenings at universities throughout Ukraine and will meet with investigative journalists and members of the press.
Human Rights Film Focus Nepal | Kathmandu & Patan | November 17-24, 2012
Human Rights Film Week opens with the screening of "The Price of Sex" in Kathmandu. The screening will start promptly at 5:15 pm.
Zonta Film Festival | Waterloo, Ontario | November 14-15, 2012
Though the focus of Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo has always been women’s issues, the group’s second annual film festival will be of interest to a much broader audience. This year, the film festival will feature "The Price of Sex" on November 14th and 15th and will be presented at the Princess Twin Theatre, 46 King St., N., Waterloo.
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival | Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina | November 7-12, 2012
KINOKI Festival | Mexico City, Mexico | November 7, 2012
The 2012 Not For Sale Global Forum | Silicon Valley, CA | November 1-2, 2012
"The Price of Sex" will screen on November 1st with Mimi Chakarova in attendance for the full day. She will participate in the opening session, "The Road Back Home: Reversing Trafficking Trends in Eastern and Central Europe." This session will paint the broad picture of vulnerability in Eastern Europe, how that leads to trafficking into Western Europe and what can be done to stem the tide. It will begin by discussing the systemic causes in Eastern Europe and how these causes lead to higher instances of trafficking into Western Europe. The conversation will progress from focusing on causes to highlighting systemic and innovative solutions being tested. As the opening session of the Global Forum “The Road Back Home” will help set the tone and focus of the Global Forum; to move from exploitation to empowerment.
Beirut International Film Festival | Beirut, Lebanon | October 3-11, 2012
Chicago International Social Change Film Festival | Chicago, IL | October 5-7, 2012
The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival aims to encourage and support the work of independent filmmakers from all around the world. The independent film is a tool toward better world understanding of the issues facing society today and how to change them. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Saturday, October 6th at 8:00 PM at Showplace Icon Theater in Chicago.
International Human Rights Film Festival Albania | Tirana, Albania | September 24-29, 2012
The International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania (IHRFFA) comes with a new way of educating people about human rights concepts. Constituted as a cultural platform for the dissemination and awareness rising of the people on human rights issues, it operates through using image as its instrument. "The Price of Sex" will screen in Tirana from September 24th through the 29th.
USC Cinematic Arts | Los Angeles, CA | September 26, 2012
Outside the Box, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Women's Student Assembly (WSA) and Women Make Movies invite you and a guest to a special screening of "The Price of Sex" on Wednesday, September 26th, 7 PM at The Ray Stark Family Theatre. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Mimi Chakarova and moderated by Sandy Tolan, Associate Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Take One Action Film Festival | Edinburgh, Scotland | September 23, 2012
Take One Action Film Festival is the UK's leading global citizenship film festival, led by film lovers, artists and globally-concerned citizens based in Scotland who believe that cinematic experiences can inspire lasting change. "The Price of Sex" will screen in Edinburgh on September 23rd. Mimi Chakarova will be in attendance for a Q&A following this screening alongside human rights journalist Billy Briggs (The Observer, The Scotsman), nominee for the UK’s prestigious One World Media Awards for his 2012 feature on sex trafficking. Supported by Zero Tolerance and The Roddick Foundation.
Milano Film Festival | Milan, Italy | September 20-23, 2012
"The Price of Sex" will screen at the Milano Film Festival as part of the STATE (T)ERROR program – documentaries that reveal the political power structures around the world. Mimi Chakarova will be in attandance for both screenings and is also a part of the Official Jury of the 2012 Feature Film Competition. The jury will be composed by international and Italian film professionals.
Grace: A Symbol of Change | Monte Carlo, Monaco | September 14-16, 2012
This exceptional three-day event will be the opportunity to recognize Princess Grace's inspiring legacy in the three main roles of her life and celebrate her exemplary contribution to positive change. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Saturday, September 15th as part of a mini film festival hosted by Women Mke Movies at the Princess Grace Theatre. Mimi Chakarova will be in attendance and will also participate on a panel: "Can Documentaries Change the World? Assessing and Harnessing the Social Impact of Nonfiction Film."
FINALIST: Ilaria Alpi Award | Riccione, Italy | September 6-8, 2012
The Ilaria Alpi Award is the most prestigious television journalistic event in Italy, bringing together top Italian and international television journalists. The Award is in the name of Ilaria Alpi and Miran Hrovatin, killed in Mogadishu, Somalia, on March 20 1994. The event is organized for journalists who cover topics and inquiries involving issues regarding civil and social interests: solidarity, non-violence, justice and human rights. "The Price of Sex" is one of three finalists.
La Petite Mort Gallery Solo Photo Exhibit | Ottawa, Canada | August 31 – September 30, 2012
La Petite Mort Gallery presents THE PRICE OF SEX: Documentary Photographs by MIMI CHAKAROVA. Vernissage Friday, August 31 from 7 – 10 PM. In collaboration with Ottawa Photography Month & Nuit Blanche 2012. This project is funded in part through a U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy-Ottawa Public Affairs Section Grant.
2012 American Psychological Association Convention | Orlando, Florida | August 4, 2012
"The Price of Sex" will be screened at the 2012 American Psychological Association convention on Saturday, August 4th.The screening is open to conference participants but is otherwise closed to the public.
UnderhillFest International Film Festival | Podgorica, Montenegro | June 13, 2012
"The Price of Sex" will screen on Wednesday, June 13th at 23:30 in Garaža Cinema.
The Immigrant Council of Ireland and The Irish Feminist Network | Dublin, Ireland | June 6, 2012
The Immigrant Council of Ireland and The Irish Feminist Network invite you to the Irish premiere of the award-winning movie 'The Price of Sex', to be followed by a post-screening panel discussion on sex trafficking on Wednesday, June 6th at 7:30 PM at The Sugar Club in Dublin.
Human Rights Film Network | Buenos Aires, Argentina | May 30, 2012
"The Price of Sex" will screen on Wednesday, May 30th at 4pm in GAUMONT Cinema in Buenos Aires.
Dome Cinema | Moscow, Russia | May 23, 2012
A special benefit screening of "The Price of Sex" to raise money for victims of sex trafficking and domestic servitude. Wednesday, May 23rd at 7 PM. Purchase tickets at Dome Cinema: Olimpisky Prospect 18/1, The Renaissance Moscow Hotel (Metro#Prospect Mira.)
WASHINGTON D.C. PREMIERE | West End Cinema | May 9, 2012
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. The Human Rights Watch Film Festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people. "The Price of Sex" will screen at West End Cinema on Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 PM. Mimi Chakarova will be in attendance and available for Q&A after the screening.
Documentary Edge Festival | Auckland, New Zealand | April 27 - May 8, 2012
Documentary Edge Festival is Australasia's premiere international documentary film festival held annually in Auckland and Wellington from April to June. The Festival showcases the very best in documentary films from New Zealand and around the world. "The Price of Sex" will screen in Auckland on Friday, April 27th at 1 PM, Tuesday, May 1st at 8:45 PM and Tuesday, May 8th at 8:45 PM.
Santa Barbara Human Rights Film Festival | University of California, Santa Barbara | April 25, 2012
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures and the Carsey-Wolf Center, with assistance from Human Rights Watch Santa Barbara Committee and The Fund for Santa Barbara, "The Price of Sex" will screen at the Pollock Theater at UCSB on Wednesday, April 25th at 9 PM.
The Commonwealth Club of California | San Francisco | April 20, 2012
The distinguished panel of activists and experts will discuss the tragedy of human trafficking and efforts to combat what has been described as the fastest growing criminal industry, second only to drug trafficking in profitability, in the world.
– David Batstone, Founder & CEO, Not For Sale; Professor of Business, USF
– Mimi Chakarova, Photo Journalist, Filmmaker, Price of Sex 2011; Correspondent, Center for Investigative Reporting
– Dr. Dolores Donovan, Professor & Director of International Programming, USF School of Law; Author, Law Review & Journal Articles on Human Rights, Developing Law Systems and Criminal Justice Systems
– Joel Brinkley, Professor of Journalism, Stanford University; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist. Authour, Cambodia's Curse – Moderator
Friday, April 20th at Noon, Gold Room, The Commonwealth Club.
Princeton Public Library | Princeton, New Jersey | April 15, 2012
"The Price of Sex" will screen at the Princeton Public Library on Sunday, April 15th at 4 PM in the Community Room. Co-sponsored by the library and Global Cinema Cafe.
Austin Center for Photography | Austin, Texas | April 5, 2012
ACP's Intersections in Photography series features influential photographers presenting their work and addressing "Picturing Crisis: Engaging the Viewer." Mimi Chakarova and her colleagues, who work across different visual platforms addressing issues of violation and human rights, will discuss their work and their strategies to engage the viewer in a conversation about crises of our time on Thursday, April 5th at 7 PM.