(48 minutes) Canada
Director/Producer: Mira Niagolova
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The documentary is a journey into a macabre world which most of us prefer to believe could never exist. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the resulting political and economic changes, there has been an alarming increase in forced prostitution and trafficking of women from Eastern Europe to the West and North America. While officials are still debating contradictions in the existing regulations, the structures of the international prostitution enterprise are thriving; life-threatening and security issues grow worse as thousands of women are reaching the point of no return. Trafficking Cinderella features the gut wrenching testimonies of broken dreams, withered illusions, rape and humiliation from several Eastern European girls sold as prostitutes throughout the world.

Mira Niagolova obtained Masters Degree in Literature and Cinema, Sofia University and Post-graduate Diploma in Communications (Film and TV Production) Concordia University, Montreal. She worked as an anchor and film journalist with the Cinema Department at the Bulgarian National Television. In 1992 she moved to Canada. Since 1995 Mira works on various projects with the International Program, National Film Board of Canada. "Trafficking Cinderella" is her debut as an independent producer and director

Mira Niagolova
Miran Productions
5 Heathherbush Road
Essex JCT, VT 05452

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