Directed by Larysa Kondracki | CANADA / GERMANY | 2010 | 100min | (Q&A)
In our modern era of total interconnectivity, speaking out against perceived injustices can have extensive personal and professional consequences. Based on true events, this harrowing political thriller recounts the story of Nebraska police officer Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz), who discovers a deplorable United Nations cover-up and launches an indomitable fight for justice. After enduring significant personal setbacks, Kathryn accepts a well-paying UN peacekeeping job, courtesy of a private military contractor. She arrives in post-war Bosnia expecting a harmonized international effort, but is greeted with disorder and irresponsibility. UN officers behave like immature college students, Bosnian police are uncooperative and there is rampant sexism, both among the local population and in the hallways of the UN. When a brutally injured young woman lands in the UN’s care, Kathryn unearths a terrible underworld of sex trafficking and traces the path of criminality to a shocking source. - Toronto International Film Festival
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