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I Posed as a Prostitute in a Turkish Brothel

Written by Thomas Büsch on . Posted in The Passenger

Journalists go deep. Sometimes they go so deep into a story they lose track of where the story ends and their private life begins. Correspondent Confidential is a series of illustrated documentary shorts narrated by award-winning journalists. Newspaper reporters, documentary filmmakers, radio producers, and journalists tell personal stories about the harrowing—and hilarious—experiences they’ve had on the job while reporting on some of the world’s most high-profile issues and events.

In the first episode, photojournalist Mimi Chakarova talks about her journey deep into the underworld of international sex trafficking. For her film, The Price of Sex, Chakarova posed as a prostitute while working undercover in brothels in Turkey and Dubai.

Chakarova, who grew up in Bulgaria and emigrated to the United States in 1990, has a deep blood connection and sympathy for women from Eastern European countries like herself. This motivated her to start a seven-year investigative journey from Eastern Europe through the Middle East and on to Western Europe to expose the underground sex trafficking market that has been silenced for a long time.

Taken from VICE

Watch also Whores’ Glory – an accurate documentary about sex workers in three countries from Austrian director Michael Glawogger

 

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