Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Modern Slaves

Director Ric Esther Bienstock's documentary "Sex Slaves," shown on PBS's Frontline tonight, is a stunning and important work of reporting. Bienstock, producer Felix Golubev, soundman Peter Sawade and cameraman Mike Grippo traveled from Ukraine and Russia to Moldavia and Turkey capturing the world of traffickers and the women they enslave. The heart of the documentary follows the efforts of Viorel, a Ukranian man desperately trying to save his pregnant wife, Katia, who was kidnapped and sold to pimps in Turkey. I highly recommend Bienstock's explanation, "The Making of this Film," which describes how she and her crew tracked down sources and went undercover to create this documentary.


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