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Official Selection, One World Documentary Film Festival 2012
Official Selection, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2012
World Premiere, Sarasota Film Festival 2011
Official Selection, AFI/Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Documentary Festival 2011
Official Selection, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2011
Official Selection, Vancouver International Film Festival 2011
Official Selection, Hawaii International Film Festival 2011
Official Selection, Hamptons International Film Festival 2011
Official Selection, Cinema by the Bay Film Festival 2011
Official Selection, Starz Denver Film Festival 2011
Official Selection, Amnesty International Film Festival 2011


Federal Way Library | Washington | April 14, 2019

THE PRICE OF SEX will screen from 2-4 PM on Sunday, April 14th. The Federal Way Library is working with Meaningful Movies Project to screen social justice themed movies every 2nd Sunday of the month.

Watch "The Price of Sex" Online 

THE PRICE OF SEX is now available on Vimeo On Demand in the United States and Canada. 

Peace Film Series | Duke University | March 10, 2016

THE PRICE OF SEX will screen at Duke University on March 10th at 5:30 PM. Sponsored by the Duke Center for International Development and the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center.  

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands | November 19-30, 2014

THE PRICE OF SEX is featured under Docs for Sale at IDFA in the Netherlands in 2014. 

The International Film Festival & Forum on Human Rights | Geneva, Switzerland March 8, 2014

THE PRICE OF SEX will screen on March 8th at 9 PM at The International Film Festival & Forum on Human Rights in Geneva. A debate will follow the screening – Madeleine Rees, secretary general of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; Daniela Misail-Nichitin, founder and vice-president of the International Center “La Strada”, Moldova; Mariana Katzarova, International expert on human rights and anti-trafficking, former Adviser on Trafficking to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Moderator : Fabienne Bugnon, Deputy secretary general, Department of Security and Economy, Republic and Canton of Geneva.

Women & Justice International Film Series | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY | New York, NY | February 11, 2014

THE PRICE OF SEX will screen on February 11th at 1:30 PM at the New Building, 524 West 59th Street in New York City. Presented by the Women's Center in co-sponsorship with Latin American & Latina/o Studies, African Studies, the Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program, and Gender Studies. 

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) | Vienna, Austria | September 17, 2013

Mimi Chakarova will participate on a panel organized by the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT.) Bringing together a group of distinguished journalists, the conference provides an opportunity to exchange best practices for reporting about human trafficking. Each panelist will make a brief presentation about his/her work in the field. Following the panel presentations will be a moderated Q&A discussion. Questions will come from both the moderator and the online audience.

The panel will include:

Mimi Chakarova, Photographer, filmmaker, director of “The Price of Sex”
Harriet Grant, Commissioning Editor for the Guardian's Modern Day Slavery in Focus project
Leonardo Sakamoto, Journalist, Reporter, Brazil
Moderated by: Luciana Viegas, Public Information Officer, UNODC

11AM EDT (New York) / 12 noon BRT (Sao Paulo) / 4PM BST (London) / 5PM CET (Vienna)

The Documentary Channel | July 25, 2013

On July 25, the Documentary Channel in the U.S. re-airs THE PRICE OF SEX as part of their "best of" showcase. Check out their listings.

NORWAY PREMIERE | Oslo & Bergen May 21-23, 2013

"The Price of Sex" will premiere at Parkteateret in Oslo on Wednesday, May 22nd at 19:00. That same week, Mimi Chakarova will screen the film at the Police Academy and talk about organized crime in connection to trafficking. Chakarova will also present her work at the National Police Directorate in Norway.

"The Price of Sex" will screen in Bergen on Thursday, May 23rd at 19:00 (Chagall.) The director will be in attendance for Q&A. These screenings were organized by The Oslo Documentary Cinema in Norway.

Stanford University | Stanford, California May 16, 2013

"Human Trafficking: Historical, Legal, and Medical Perspectives" is a course in the History Department at Stanford University that offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the extent and complexity of the global phenomenon of human trafficking, including trafficking for forced prostitution, labor exploitation, child soldiers, and organ harvesting. The course is co-taught by instructors from the Department of History, Stanford Emergency Medicine and the Program on Human Rights. Mimi Chakarova will speak to students about the making of "The Price of Sex" and the political & social implications of human trafficking.

U.S. Embassy | Kyiv, Ukraine April 14-16, 2013

Mimi Chakarova was invited by the U.S. Embassy and the Academy of Ukrainian Press to present a series of lectures and screenings for journalism and law students at the Kyiv International University and the National Aviation University on Monday, April 15th, as well as an evening public screening at the Cinema House in Kyiv. On Tuesday, April 16th, she will meet with law enforcement agents and NGOs at the U.S. Embassy for a one-day training session and discussion about "The Price of Sex." 

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) | Vienna, Austria | April 10-12, 2013

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 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

"The Price of Sex" will screen at the Pravo Ljudski Film Festival in Sarajevo. More details TBA. 

KINOKI Festival | Mexico City, Mexico | November 7, 2012

"The Price of Sex" will screen at the KINOKI International Student Film Festival on Wednesday, November 7th at 11:00 AM. Mimi Chakarova will be in attendance for Q&A and to meet with university students. 

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

"The Price of Sex" will be featured in the Human Rights Watch program at the Beirut International Film Festival.

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 Gara┼ża 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.

Human Rights Film Festival | University of San Francisco | March 29, 2012

The University of San Francisco is hosting its 10th Annual Human Rights Film Festival. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Thursday, March 29th at 2:30 PM and is co-sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Center. Mimi Chakarova will be available for Q&A.

UK PREMIERE:  | Human Rights Watch Film Festival | London | March 23-25, 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" is presented with Birds Eye View Film Festival and Poppy Project and will screen at three different venues in London. Mimi Chakarova will be in attendance and available for Q&A after each screening.

MIT | Boston, MA | March 21, 2012

Celebrate Women's History Month with MIT's Women's Film Festival 2012. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Wednesday, March 21st at 7 PM.

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival | Greece | March 15-18, 2012

The 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, which runs during the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, will screen "The Price of Sex" in the Human Rights section on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 22:30 and Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 23:00.

U.S. TELEVISION PREMIERE:  The Documentary Channel | March 10, 2012

This March, Documentary Channel (DOC) honors female filmmakers with "Her Take." A remarkable blend of unforgettable stories told by some of the most exceptional women in documentary film, every night of "Her Take" promises to enlighten, inform and inspire. The special line-up includes "The Price of Sex," (Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m. ET/PT) an eye-opening investigation into the netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse from director Mimi Chakarova.

One World | Prague, Czech Republic | March 6-15, 2012

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, now in its 14th year, was founded by People in Need, a local aid and human rights charity. The festival runs from March 6-15, 2012 in Prague before travelling to another 40 Bohemian and Moravian towns and cities. "The Price of Sex" will screen on March 9th at 7:15 PM and on March 13th at 5:30 PM.

TORONTO PREMIERE | Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival | Toronto, Canada | March 6, 2012

The Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival, co-presented with the Toronto International Film Festival, brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges individuals to empathize and demand justice for all people. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Tuesday, March 6th at 8:00 PM in the TIFF Bell Lightbox, with Mimi Chakarova in conversation with Liesl Gerntholtz, Director of Women’s Rights, Human Rights Watch, following the screening. 

Cinema Politica | Montreal, Canada | February 27, 2012

CINEMA POLITICA is a Montreal-based media arts, non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists throughout Canada and abroad. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Monday, February 27th at 7:00 PM at Concordia University

Human Rights Film Series | University of California, Merced | February 24, 2012

UC Merced presents its sixth annual Human Rights Film Series featuring four films from Human Rights Watch's Traveling Film Festival. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Friday, February 24th at 7 PM in 105 Classroom Building, 5200 North Lake Rd, Merced and will be followed by a Q&A session with Mimi Chakarova.

Beloit International Film Festival | Wisconsin | February 16-19, 2012

The Beloit International Film Festival is a four-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Friday, February 17th at 7:30 PM at the Hendricks Art Center and on Saturday, February 18th at 7:30 PM at Speakeasy II. 

Fighting Trafficking Through Film | Boston, MA | February 4, 2012

The Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights (BITAHR), in collaboration with Suffolk University Law School, is proud to announce its 2nd Annual Film Forum, “Fighting Trafficking Through Film,” a groundbreaking three-day forum featuring domestic and international films about sex trafficking. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Saturday, February 4th at 11:30 am at the Modern Theatre – 525 Washington Street. Mimi Chakarova will be in attendance and on an "Organized Crime and Sex Trafficking" panel with John P. Cerone, New England Law Professor and Director of the Law School's Center for International Law and Policy; and Attorney Julie Dahlstrom, Program Manager of the Immigration Legal Assistance Program of Lutheran Social Services of New England.

The Doc Lounge | Sweden | January 31, 2012

"The Price of Sex" will screen at at the culture house and music venue Mejeriet on Tuesday, January 31st at 8:00 PM.

SAN DIEGO PREMIERE: 2012 Human Rights Watch Film Festival | The Museum of Photographic Arts | San Diego, CA | January 21, 2012

Declared the “cinematic conscience of the world” by the New York Times, MOPA is honored to host the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in San Diego for its second year. The Human Rights Watch Film Festival is the world’s foremost showcase for films with a distinctive human rights theme and creates a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Saturday, January 21 at 7:00 PM followed by a Q&A session with Mimi Chakarova.

CHICAGO PREMIERE: Human Rights Watch and the Chicago Public Library | Chicago, Illinois | January 12, 2012

Human Rights Watch: The Price of Sex, the first free movie screening and discussion of the new year, will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Mimi Chakarova and Liesl Gerntholtz, Executive Director of the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. The screening will take place at Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at Harold Washington Library Center on Thursday, January 12 at 6:00 PM.

OTTAWA PREMIERE: The U.S. Embassy & The Library and Archives of Canada | Ottawa, Canada | January 10, 2012

The United States Ambassador and the Embassy will partner with Human Rights Watch, Equal Voice and the Nobel Women’s Initiative for an important awareness event about human trafficking. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Mimi Chakarova will be in Ottawa to present her harrowing documentary “The Price of Sex.” The film is open to the public free of charge at The Library and Archives of Canada, 395 Wellington Street, at 2:00 pm on Tuesday January 10. Following the screening, Chakarova will answer questions from the audience.

Amnesty International's Stop Violence Against Women Film Festival | Melbourne, Australia | November 27, 2011

Amnesty International’s Victorian Women’s team present the Stop Violence Against Women Film Festival, organised with the intention of raising awareness of local and international violence against women. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Sunday, November 27th at 3:00 PM, following Kim Longinotto's "Pink Saris." The festival is supported by Triple R and Women Make Movies. 

Other Cinema | San Francisco, California | November 26, 2011

Other Cinema is a long-standing bastion of experimental film, video, and performance in San Francisco's Mission District. Introduced by global photo-essayist Mark Brecke, UCB luminary Mimi Chakarova will present her unprecedented inquiry into the dark side of immigration. A feature doc in its West Coast theatrical premiere, "The Price of Sex" will screen on Saturday, November 26th at ATA Gallery, 992 Valencia (@21st.) Showtime: 8:30 PM, admission: $6.

Amnesty International Film Festival | Vancouver, Canada | November 20, 2011

Amnesty International and Simon Fraser University School of International Studies in Vancouver, Canada will feature "The Price of Sex" on Sunday, November 20 at 3:20 PM - SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street.

San Francisco Art Institute | San Francisco, California | November 18, 2011

The San Francisco Art Institute and DOCUPHOTO will hold a special screening of "The Price of Sex" on Friday, November 18 at 7:15 PM. Q&A with Mimi Chakarova and reception to follow. 

The Jacob Burns Film Center | Pleasantville, New York | November 14, 2011

The Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit cultural arts center dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting 21st century literacy and making film a vibrant part of the community. "The Price of Sex" will screen as part of the Global Watch: Crisis, Culture & Human Rights program on November 12 at 2:15 PM and 7:15 PM; and November 14th at 7:15 PM. Mimi Chakarova will be in attendance on Monday, November 14th.  

Women + Film | Starz Denver Film Festival | Denver, Colorado | November 12, 2011

Women+Film is a year-round program of the Denver Film Society that not only celebrates the art and achievements of women filmmakers around the world but also brings together an array of scholars, civil and human rights advocates, community leaders, and concerned members of the public to shine a spotlight on social issues through cinema and the dialogue it stimulates. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Saturday, November 12 at 2:45 PM and Sunday, November 13 at 5:30 PM - Starz FilmCenter, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, Colorado. Mimi Chakarova will be in attendance on Saturday.

The New School Graduate Program in International Affairs | New York, NY | November 10, 2011

The Association of International Development is a student-lead organization at the New School University created to discuss issues relevant to the international development community. "The Price of Sex" will screen on November 10th at 6:30 PM – 6 East 16th Street. Mimi Chakarova will be available for Q&A.

The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem | New York, NY | November 10, 2011

TYWLS of East Harlem has made history and headlines by providing low-income students of color an outstanding college-prep education and by offering a personalized, dynamic, hands-on learning environment where girls thrive academically. Mimi Chakarova will discuss "The Price of Sex" with the students and answer their questions about the making of the film.  

SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE: Cinema By The Bay | SF Film Society | San Francisco, California | November 5, 2011

The San Francisco Film Society's Cinema by the Bay festival celebrates the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking, the intelligence and probing spirit of local directors and the incredible depth and breadth of America’s film and media frontier. The four-day festival will feature new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area and provide a compelling window into Bay Area film culture and practice at its best. Please join us for the San Francisco premiere of "The Price of Sex" on Saturday, November 5th at 6:45 PM – New People Cinema on 1746 Post Street (Webster/Buchanan.)

United Nations Association 12th Annual International Film Festival, Monterey Bay Chapter, California | November 3, 2011

The Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA) will be holding its 12th Annual International Film Festival and will include a selection of 15 international award-winning documentary films that deal with critical global concerns. "The Price of Sex" will screen on November 3rd at 7:00 PM at the Golden State Theater located at 417 Alvarado in downtown Monterey. Mimi Chakarova, director, and Stephanie Challberg, editor, will both be in attendance.

Portland Art Museum NW Film Center | Portland, Oregon | October 25, 2011

Tackling wide-ranging, thought-provoking issues, activist filmmakers help deepen our awareness of injustice, the values of dignity and equality, and the price of commitment as they tell universal stories of struggle and triumph. "The Price of Sex" will screen at this year’s series on VOICES IN ACTION: HUMAN RIGHTS ON FILM.

The St. John's International Women's Film Festival | Newfoundland, Canada | October 22, 2011

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is one of the longest running women’s film festivals in the world. Established in 1989 to support and promote women filmmakers, the festival produces several screenings, workshops and other events throughout the year, culminating in a five day film festival held in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. "The Price of Sex" will show at 1:00PM on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Masonic Center - 6 Cathedral Street, St. John's.

Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu | October 19-23, 2011

"The Price of Sex" will screen at the 31st Hawaii International Film Festival with over 200 films from 45 countries represented this year. HIFF's programming has two particular mandates: to be a festival of record for emerging films from Asia and the Pacific, and to present the top festival films from around the world. HIFF is the premiere cinematic event in the Pacific that has had more than one dozen screening sites on six Hawaiian Islands and draws an audience of 80,000 or more from around the state, the nation and throughout the world. "The Price of Sex" was selected to be a part of the American Immigrant Filmmakers on Profile (AIFP) program, which is a collaborate project of the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Vilcek Foundation. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Wednesday, October 19th at 6:00 PM and on Thursday, October 20th at 3:15 PM. Mimi Chakarova will be in attendance at both screenings

WINNER: 2011 DANIEL PEARL AWARD | Kyiv, Ukraine | October 15, 2011

The 2011 Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting is unique among journalism prizes in that it was created specifically to honor cross-border investigative reporting. It is presented by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a project of the Center for Public Integrity.

This year’s biennial competition drew 70 entries from 30 countries. "The Price of Sex" was one of seven finalists. The projects represent some of the world’s best investigative reporting and include stories from Afghanistan and Iraq, Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the United States. The winners were announced in October at this year’s Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. Director Mimi Chakarova was in attendance on behalf of the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma.

Judge Ginger Thompson of the New York Times was captivated by Chakarova’s documentary: “Her attention to detail and dignity in her portrayals of victims, and the breathtaking courage she showed during her forays into the criminal underworld should serve as the professional standard to which all investigative reporters aspire.”

Hamptons International Film Festival, Long Island, NY | October 13-17, 2011

In addition to being programmed as an official selection at the Hamptons International Film Festival, "The Price of Sex" has been selected to participate in the Films of Conflict & Resolution program. Now entering its 12th year, HIFF's Films of Conflict & Resolution (C&R) program recognizes and celebrates films dealing with the complex issues and effects of war and violence, and the attendant human dramas, in creative, enlightening ways. This year, the Hamptons International Film Festival is recognizing seven films. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Thursday, October 13th at 4:30 PM and Friday, October 14th at 10:30 AM. 

Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, Arizona | October 14, 2011

The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival highlights a collection of inspiring and thought-provoking social, environmental, and adventure-related outdoor films from around the world. "The Price of Sex" will screen in the Women’s Focus sessions on Friday, October 14th at the Sundara Theater.

University of California, San Diego | International House Great Hall | October 10, 2011

"The Price of Sex" will screen at UCSD on October 10th at 7:00 PM. The International Affairs Group (IAG) serves to provide lectures, film screenings, and other programs which seek to address problems and offer solutions to global challenges in a changing world. 

INPUT Festival 2011, Hilversum, Netherlands | October 10, 2011

"The Price of Sex" will screen at Input 2011 – a festival designed for journalists, TV and documentary makers and decision-makers of the public broadcasting channels in the Netherlands. Learn more about the festival.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, San Diego, California | October 5-7, 2011

"Women, Media, Revolution: Encounters with Women who Can Change Worlds" is a public forum to showcase frontline journalists, filmmakers and social media citizen activists engaged in the critical examination of how women are treated in conflict, as well as how they are using their voices in a revolution against ongoing political and cultural violence. "The Price of Sex" will screen on Friday, October 7th at 12:45 PM at the IPJ Theatre, University of San Diego. Director Mimi Chakarova will be in attendance for Q&A.

CANADIAN PREMIERE: Vancouver International Film Festival | October 3-12, 2011

The film's Canadian premiere will take place at the 30th annual Vancouver International Film Festival. VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America, screening films from 80 countries on 10 screens. There will be three screenings of "The Price of Sex:" October 3rd at 8:45pm (with Q&A with Mimi Chakarova), October 4th at 12:20pm (with Q&A with Mimi Chakarova), and October 12th at 10:45am. See the festival schedule and learn more about "The Price of Sex" screenings schedule here.

Roy Kepler Pavilion, Menlo Park, California | October 1, 2011

Please join State Assemblywoman Sally Lieber (Ret.), The Cardea Center for Women, Sage Project Standing Against Global Exploitation, San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking, Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN), and The Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking for a screening of The Price of Sex and conversation with filmmaker Mimi Chakarova at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, CA. Screening starts at 2:00 pm on October 1, 2011, doors open at 1:30 pm. Address is 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA.

DOCFEST 2011, Montreal, Canada | September 30, 2011

Journalists for Human Rights and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) Documentary Film Festival will screen "The Price of Sex" at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 30th at the BMO Ampitheatre at Concordia University. More info here.

Dallas Video Fest | September 24, 2011

Dallas Video Fest, one of the oldest video-based festivals in the country, will screen "The Price of Sex" on Saturday, September 24 at 5:00 PM at the Angelika Film Center in the city of Dallas. See full schedule of films here.

FRONTLINE CLUB, London | July 11, 2011

The Frontline Club in London champions independent journalism, brings together the key players and thinkers in politics and the media and give viewers an opportunity not only to hear from experts but to ask questions and contribute to the discussion in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. All events are open to the public. Learn more about the "Price of Sex" screening and book your tickets.

NYC PREMIERE: Human Rights Watch Film Festival | June 24-26, 2011

The film's New York City premiere will be at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center during the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. There will be three screenings: June 24 (with Q&A), June 25 (with panel discussion), and June 26 (with Q&A). See the festival schedule and learn more about The Price of Sex screenings on the Human Rights Watch website.

Mimi Chakarova will be awarded the 2011 NESTOR ALMENDROS AWARD for courage in filmmaking in June 2011 from the Human Rights Film Festival. Learn more about the award. Past recipients include:

Raoul Peck “The Man by the Shore” – (prod. 1993; Cannes Palm D’Or 1993) awardee, 1994
Carmen Castilla  “La Flaca Alejandra” (prod. 1994) awardee, 1995
Mandy Jacobson “Calling the Ghosts” - 1996
Ingrid Sinclair “Flame” - 1997
Yuri Khashchevatsky  “An Ordinary President” – 1998
Barbara Sonnenborn “Regret to Inform” & David Riker “The City” (La Ciudad) – 1999
Randa Chahal Sabbag  “Civilisees” – 2000
Giuseppe Petitto, Fabrizio Lazaretti, Alberto Vendemiatti “Jung:In the Land of the Mujaheddin” - 2001
Lourdes Portillo “Missing Young Woman (Signorita Extraviata) – 2002
Hany Abu-Assad  “Ford Transit” & “Rana’s Wedding” – 2003
Zana Briski and Ross Kaufman “Born into Brothels” – 2004
Katarina Rejger and Eric van den Broek “Video Letters” - 2005
James Longley “Iraq in Fragments” – 2006
Eva Mulvad “Enemies of Happiness” – 2007
Julie Bridgham “The Sari Soldiers” – 2008
Anne Aghion “My Neighbor, My Killer” – 2009
Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath “Enemies of the People” – 2010
Mimi Chakarova “The Price of Sex” – 2011

SILVERDOCS Documentary Film Festival | June 21 and 22, 2011

Silverdocs is a seven-day international film festival and five-day concurrent conference in Silver Springs, Maryland, that promotes documentary film as a leading art form, supports the work of independent filmmakers and fosters an atmosphere for public dialogue and civic engagement around the issues and ideas explored in the films. Silverdocs was created through a unique alliance between AFI and the Discovery Channel, the festival’s Founding Sponsor. Learn more about Silverdocs.

The Price of Sex will screen on June 21st at 1:30 PM and on June 22nd at 6:15 PM. Director Mimi Chakarova will be present for a Q&A at both screenings.


MODERATOR & CURATOR: Katy Chevigny, Co-Founder and Sr. Director, Arts Engine

Chico Colvard, Filmmaker (FAMILY AFFAIR)
Mimi Chakarova, Filmmaker (THE PRICE OF SEX)

Charleston International Film Festival | May 18-22, 2011

The film will screen at the American Theater on Sunday, May 22nd at 3:15 pm. More info on the Charleston International Film Festival. Read an interview with director Mimi Chakarova in the Charleston City Paper.

UC Berkeley, Sutardja Dai Hall | April 12, 2011, 7-8:30 pm

A private screening for students, faculty and local community members presented by The Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Filmmaker Mimi Chakarova will lead a panel discussion after the screening with Stephanie Challberg (editor), Adam Keker (DP), Steve Talbot (executive producer), Joe Davidson (retired FBI agent) and Robert Rosenthal (executive director of The Center for Investigative Reporting). RSVP required on Facebook.

Through Women's Eyes | April 9-10, 2011

"The Price of Sex" will be featured in a special presentation of the Sarasota Film Festival called Through Women’s Eyes, highlighting women who are making a difference by creating films that increase awareness of the lives of women around the world. The Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for U.N. Women and the Sarasota Film Festival are partnering once again to present the 12th Annual Through Women’s Eyes Film Festival. This event will take place during the first weekend of the SFF, April 9 and 10. U.N. WOMEN is the Women’s Fund at the United Nations. Established in 1976, U.N. WOMEN has touched the lives of women and girls around the world through its dedication to advancing women’s rights and achieving gender equality.

Some of the women who will be participating in this symposium include actress Geena Davis, Producer Sarah Green (Frida, The New World, Tree Of Life), IFC Films' SVP of Acquisitions and Production, Arianna Bocco and Producer Amy Hobby (Washington Square Films; Secretary, And Everything Is Going Fine), Director and Producer Mimi Chakarova (The Price of Sex) and others.  Press attending this event include Thelma Adams (Us Weekly, Marie Claire), Regina Weinreich (the Huffington Post) and Susan Wlocszcyna (USA Today.)
Learn more about Through Women's Eyes.

PREMIERE: Sarasota Film Festival | April 7-17, 2011

The film will premiere in the Documentary Feature competition on Saturday, April 9 at 5:15 pm and Friday, April 15 at 7:15 pm. More info from the Sarasota Film Festival.

City University London, Northampton Square | April 1, 2011

A private screening with the director for graduate students in the International Reporting Masters Program.

Aarhus University and the Danish School of Media and Journalism | March 21-31, 2011

A private screening with the director for students and faculty in media studies, globalization and international reporting