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The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower, airs in Portland beginning August 19th, is a movie of one woman's experience trying to stop the human trafficking in Bosnia and violence against women and girls in armed conflicts.
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Portland Branch, is honored to announce the Portland viewing of The Whistleblower, a powerful drama starring Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave. The movie will show at the Regal Fox Tower Theatre in Portland beginning August 19, 2011.
This film, which is released this month in the United States, chronicles the true story of Kathryn Bolkovac (played by Weisz), an American woman who brought to light the sexual atrocities being perpetrated in Bosnia with the complicity of U.N. and U.S. security contractors.
WILPF International Secretary General Madeleine Rees (portrayed in the film by Redgrave) was at that time head of the Women's Rights and Gender Unit for the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. She played an integral part in the effort to expose trafficking.

WILPF Portland members will be on hand to answer questions and distribute information about United Nations Resolution 1325, a 10-year-old promise that women would be treated as agents of peace and reconciliation, not just as victims of war and violence.

Contact: Georgia Pinkel, WILPF Portland Chair