"Sex Slaves" - Ester Bienstock - PBS Frontline

"Sex Slaves" - Ester Bienstock - PBS Frontline

by: Ric Esther Bienstock | publication date: February 7, 2006 | Publication: PBS |
This is the most dramatic of the relatively recent investigations of this type. Director Bienstock and a documentary film crew infiltrated the sex trafficking trade between the Ukraine and Turkey. Her approach, like W.T. Stead's, was to infiltrate the trafficking source to underove its mechanisms. In one segment, her Russian-speaking producer, Felix Golubev, posed as a buyer (with a hidden camera in his shirt) and got an insider's look at how the system functioned. In another segment, the crew's hidden camera followed a trafficker as she made her way through Turkish customs and into Istanbul's Russian district, where she traded the women she had brought into the country.

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