The Whistleblower and meeting with Kathryn Bolkovac

Underlining International Women’s Day and the 100 anniversary of female suffrage in Norway, The Norwegian Peace Council would like to invite you to the meeting with Kathryn Bolkovac, a woman whose actions were fully dedicated to women’s difficult situation and a screening of the film The Whistleblower based on her story. There will also be served Bosnian food and drink specialties and a concert of the band Rakija, who plays music inspired by the Balkan scene.

Kathryn Bolkovac is an American former police officer who took a job as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country were dashed when she uncovered a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amidst a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk. She has dicovered involvement of peacekeepers in sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in post-conflict situations. Her story was told in the movie The Whistleblower starring Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave and Monica Belluci.

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Evening programme:
17.45: Bosnian food and drinks
18:00 Introduction to the movie and introduction to the context of the Norwegian celebration of 100 years of female suffrage
18:15 The Whistleblower
20.15-20.30: Break: Bosnian food and drinks will be served
20:30 Kathryn Bolkovac and Q and A from the audience
21:15 Concert Rakija Band

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The entry is free!