Friday, July 29, 2011

The Whistleblower: UN decades long involvement in Bosnian sex trade

The film will be released in LA and NY on Aug 5

After weeks of internal deliberations, the United Nations recently held a
pair of private viewings of a controversial new film, The Whistleblower, which
explores U.N.  complicity in sex crimes
in Bosnia over the past two decades.

Based on real
events and reviewed last month by Turtle
, the film recounts how U.N. peacekeepers became involved in the illegal
sex trade in Bosnia in the late 1990s and the early 2000s. Top officials have
been concerned that the film's imminent release -- it hits theaters in Los
Angeles and New York on August 5 -- could harm the institution's international
The horrific incidents
depicted in the film occurred well before Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
and his leadership team arrived at the United Nations. But Ban's tenure is also
implicated in the story,

1 comment:

Lindy said...

Thanks for this article, Frank. I've been friends with an activist trying to stop this locally in Cleveland, OH and am hoping to connect her to wheels already invented.