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a showing of the award-winning documentary film and conversation with Filmmaker Mimi Chakarova

Saturday, October 1, 2011 2:00 P.M. (Doors open at 1:30 P.M.) Roy Kepler Pavilion Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
The Price of Sex is a feature-length 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.

“What a powerful piece… the cinematography was gorgeous, and the narrative offers incredible insight into international trafficking. I would absolutely tell people to see it, which is the highest endorsement I can give.” —Peggy Orenstein, contributing writer, The New York Times Magazine
Please note: this is a free event, open to the public, no advance reservations are required and you are warmly invited to attend. Further information is available at To view film clips, please visit Special thanks to Kepler's, an independent bookstore, whose Roy Kepler Pavilion strives to expand on their bookselling vision by offering a venue for the exchange of ideas, learning and community interaction of all kinds.