The Whistleblower Film Screening + Q&A with Kathryn Bolkovac

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Whistleblower Film Screening + Q&A with Kathryn Bolkovac

The Brown Chapter of Amnesty International will be hosting renowned human rights advocate Kathryn Bolkovac for a film screening of the 2010 movie The Whistleblower, starring Rachel Weisz, followed by a Q&A session with Ms. Bolkovac. An introduction will be given by Brown University Professor Peter Andreas and pizza will be served.

Kathryn Bolkovac, a former Nebraska police officer, joined the UN International Police Task Force in 1999 post-war Bosnia. While working as head of the department of gender affairs in Bosnia, she uncovered a large-scale sexual slavery and human trafficking ring involving various international personnel. When she brought the scandal to the UN's attention, she discovered people from the mission were involved in the trafficking and the issue was being deliberately covered up. Ms. Bolkovac was fired because she knew too much and was reluctant to stop her investigation. Ultimately, Ms. Bolkovac secured evidence of a official admitting to the scandal and brought the issue to the attention of the BBC and the world. Her story was the inspiration for the 2010 thriller The Whistleblower, which will be screened.

Event Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Brown University, MacMillan Hall 115
167 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
United States