Gender Issues

Gender Issues
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A showcase of shorts exploring the issues of domestic abuse.

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Gender Issues

Of an estimated 2.5 million people in forced labour, 43% of victims are used for forced commercial sexual exploitation, of whom 98% are women and girls. These films explore the realities of the exploiters and the exploited across the globe.

Screenings will be followed by a panel discussion with Mridul Wadhwa (Information and Education Officer at Shakti Women’s Aid and Denise Stephani (Director at OABI Organization for Battered and Abused Individuals)

Posing as a Prostitute in a Turkish Brothel Part of Vice's Correspondent Confidential, a series of illustrated documentary shorts narrated by award-winning journalists. In this short animation, the photojournalist Mimi Chakarova talks about her journey deep into the underworld of international sex trafficking. A short animation about her film, The Price of Sex, where she posed as a prostitute while working undercover in brothels in Turkey and Dubai.

The Virginity Trade The true and harrowing accounts of lives affected by the virginity trade that exists in Cambodia today, told from all sides of this nightmarish story of Cambodian girls. Intimate and revealing interviews are held with the men who buy the virginity of young girls, politicians, the police, senior NGOs and the victims themselves.

The Pipeline of Human Trafficking In Spring 2012, HDL Russia heard an unbelievable story. It was a story of a trafficker, his subsequent transformation and his work rescuing girls trafficked into prostitution in Moscow. Hope Dies Last was privileged to jump in with the team doing frontline work and made this short video to give much-needed attention to a problem that is not just isolated, but epidemic.

Anita's Testimony Anita's story is a short documentary which raise awareness of human trafficking in India and how the red light district plays a part.

The Girls of Phnom Penh Matthew Watson’s second film describes the consequences of Cambodia’s virginity trade with an intimate portrait of three girls: Srey Leak, Me Nea and Cheata sold into Cambodia's huge sex industry. Together the girls face their brutal existence with courage and grace.

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