The Price of Sex

October 30, 2014 4:21 PM

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The Price of Sex

After returning to her childhood village in western Bulgaria, where she lived until the age of 11, Mimi Chakarova decided to investigate the devastating effects to Eastern European women who have been forced into the underground sex trade. She has devoted the past 10 years of her life to making her heartbreaking documentary The Price of Sex. Chakarova traveled from Eastern Europe to Turkey, Greece and Dubai to interview women who had been trafficked and worked as sex slaves. Her poignant documentary has given these women a collective voice to expose the nightmare they endured. To learn even more about what they experienced first-hand, Chakarova went so far as to go undercover as a prostitute in a brothel in Istanbul's red light district. Her harrowing film takes an unflinching look at the very real price of sex for these women who have suffered unimaginable pain and suffering.

Nicki Richesin: Congratulations on your brilliant film The Price of Sex. I was impressed by your commitment to bringing attention to trafficking and its hideous effects on the women being exploited and the survivors. Your film begins in your former home- a small village in Bulgaria -- much changed n...

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