The Price of Sex is a 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.
The Price of Sex was part of the Official Selection of the 2012 One World Documentary Film Festival and was awarded with (amongst others) the Nestor Almendros Award For Courage in Filmmaking at the 2011 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, the 2011 Daniel Pearl Award For Outstanding International Investigative Reporting and the 2012 Dart Awards For Excellence in Coverage of Trauma.