Not Natasha retraces the tragic, broken lives of young women and girls forced into human trafficking and sent for prostitution across Europe. Dana Popa, born in Romania, focuses on women from neighboring Moldova. One of the poorest European countries, thousands of its citizens emigrate each year.
Most of these women, between the ages of 12 and 40, left their country in hope of a better life. An alarming number fall into the trap of sexual trafficking, especially younger girls from poor families. Moldova has become the number one supplier of sexual slaves for the continent. Years later, some of the women return to their native Moldavia, shattered and traumatized by their experience.
Dana Popa, Not Natascha
Until December 30, 2011
Institut Culturel Roumain
1, rue de l’Exposition