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ICMPD “Sestre” Screening
ICMPD invited guests to the special screening, reception and panel discussion for the Serbian film ‘Sestre’ (Sisters) on 5 June 2012 at Artis International Cinema in Vienna.
The event is within the framework of the project 'Enhancing Transnational Cooperation on Trafficking Cases in South-Eastern Europe (TRM-II)', which is funded by USAID. It was attended by representatives from the South-Eastern European countries that participated in the TRM-II project, as well as representatives from national and international diplomatic missions and anti-trafficking stakeholders in Vienna.
‘Sestre,’ released in 2011, follows the journey of two young sisters who unsuspectingly become victims of human trafficking, sexual exploitation and organised crime. The film skilfully depicts the wide range of human trafficking indicators evident in the case of the young sisters, from the traffickers’ use of deception in recruiting the sisters to the use of threat, force and isolation by the traffickers to control and exploit the vulnerable girls. The film goes on to illustrate the effect of trafficking on the victims, as well as their families, and the significance of a victim-centred approach.
The screening was followed by a panel discussion with Bojana Maljevic, the producer of ‘Sestre’, and a reception. The event provided an ideal opportunity for guests to reflect on the moving film and the significance of the Transnational Referral Mechanism for ensuring the rights of and addressing the needs of trafficked persons.For further information about Sestre: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1797491/