In March I read a fascinating book called The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman’s Fight for Justice by Kathryn Bolkovac. You can read my review here.
In the book, Bolkovac recounts her real life experience working for the private American military contractor DynCorp in Bosnia, alongside a UN peacekeeping mission in the region. There she uncovers the ugly truth about officers involved in human trafficking and forced prostitution, and risks her life to expose the truth. If you have not read the book, borrow it from your local library or buy it here (those of you in the U.S., get it here).
As I mentioned in my previous post, the book was being made into a movie. I am pleased to announce that The Whistleblower is now showing in select theatres in Canada and the U.S.! Here is the movie trailer.
From what I can gather, the film is showing in two cinemas in Toronto. Get the info here. It is also playing in Vancouver, and in major cities in the U.S. If you happen to find it in other locations, send me the link and I will add it to this post.
If you want to learn more about how peacekeepers are perpetuating and participating in sex trafficking in war-ravaged countries and understand better why the presence of soldiers often results in dangerous conditions for impoverished women, go watch this movie.