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    A Film That Is Making a Difference - The Whistleblower

    A couple of months ago I participated in a Q&A with Amy Kaufman one of the producers of The Whistleblower. I asked her if the people at the UN had seen the film and her reply was that she didn't think that they would be so into it because the film takes a harsh stand on the peacekeepers who traffic...

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    The Whistleblower - directed by Larysa Kondracki and written by Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan

    When I was growing up the thing that scared the crap out of me was nuclear war. For many years I was convinced that we were all going to radiated away. So when I saw Silkwood it resonated with me in a profound way.

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    Interview with Larysa Kondracki - Director of The Whistleblower

    Women and Hollywood: How did you come up with the idea for the film? Larysa Kondracki: I am a Ukrainian Canadian, and the issue of sex-trafficking was very much being discussed in my community. My mother handed me a book, and I was very much drawn to the subject. But it was when I read about Kathy's...

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    Trailer Watch: The Whistleblower - Directed by Larysa Kondracki

    The Whistleblower is a film that hits you right in the gut. It's based on the true story of a real life whistleblower Kathryn Bolkovac a cop from Nebraska who volunteered to go be a peacekeeper in the Balkans to make some quick good cash so she could be near her daughter who her ex had relocated. Little did she know that she would be walking into an international scandal of epic proportions -- the trafficking of women -- which the peacekeepers are involved in. She decides to stand up for these women who she is there to protect and gets herself fired and gets her life threatened. This is an important film that is a tough watch, but worth i...

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    Human Rights Watch Film Festival: The Women

    Women directors are dominant in the upcoming Human Rights Watch Film Festival in NYC from June 16-30.

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