Eunice Olsen's new film explores the shocking price girls are prostituted for in Cambodia

21 March 2014 / 2 years 7 months ago

A night out with a prostitute in Cambodia can cost just $3 to $4 - the average price of a bowl of noodles at a hawker centre here.

That measly sum is just one element that is highlighted in the film 3.50, which former Nominated Member of Parliament Eunice Olsen, 36, has co-produced and acted in.

The film focuses on human trafficking in Cambodia and how young girls are forced into the sex trade.

A charity gala screening of the film, organised by the Singapore Committee for UN Women in partnership with W Singapore Sentosa Cove, will take place tomorrow at the high-end hotel. The ticket price is $3.50, a play on the film's title.

Ms Olsen came up with the idea for the film following a 2006 visit to a Cambodian trauma recovery centre, where she met girls who had been rescued from trafficking.

"These girls, who looked to be between five and six years old, were giving me a manicure, and I remember vividly that one girl's hand could just fit into my palm," said Ms Olsen in a phone interview with MyPaper.

"I assumed that they were the daughters of rescued sex workers but when I found out that these girls were the sex workers, I was shocked and horrified. I can't even begin to imagine how humans can be so repulsive."

Members of the public can catch 3.50 at The Arts House from April 12-16 and May 1-4. 

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