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.
Read more about the movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0896872/?ref_=sr_2
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
Check their website http://www.rakijaband.com/
Register for the event here:https://docs.google.com/a/norgesfredsrad.no/forms/d/152T-dL2eMalYhLVHDHF6iuKU5_6EX7YWm7AsRA8Cdh8/viewform?sid=3f604e015bc36152&token=9byTFj0BAAA.Aa_zWGG29yqHoX3guCyr9w.psc7mNyhBiUlUpoOdyEjrw
The entry is free!