Watch The Whistleblower at the Athena Film Festival

The Whistleblower
Director: Larysa Kondracki

Feature: 2010, [Canada], English, 112 minutes
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci and Vanessa Redgrave

Screening: Friday, Feb. 10, 2011, 6PM
Miller Theatre 2960 Broadway at 116th St.
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Producer Celine Rattray and Tanya Domi (journalist who broke the story) who is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Harriman Institute Affiliate will participate in a q and a with Columbia University film professor Annette Insdorf following the screening.

Synopsis: This gripping expose of human trafficking tells the story of Kathryn, an American police officer who takes a job as a UN peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. After initial success in prosecuting a case of domestic violence, Kathryn is offered a job in the United Nations Gender Affairs Office, working with the police to investigate rape and domestic abuse. But her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country and protect women from violence are routed when she uncovers a ring of UN officials and private contractors smuggling young women in from the Ukraine to service a back-woods brothel. Against a sordid and corrupt backdrop, Rachael Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave give tension filled, dramatic performances in the directorial debut of Canadian filmmaker Larysa Kondracki.

Watch the trailer:

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