This compelling, award-winning documentary, from director Lisa F. Jackson and producer Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen, explores sexual assault on college campuses through the personal testimonials of five survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change.
In raw and intimate interviews, the students describe surviving sexual assault only to be met with apathy, disbelief, blame and retaliation from the authorities when they tried to report the crime. When they tried to get justice, they were ignored, belittled and shamed, while their attackers remained on campus with impunity. But instead of hiding away in shame, they chose to speak out, and found a way to force institutional change.
I have shown It Happened Here at the high schools throughout my county. I’ve seen first-hand the impact this film has to educate students about this very real and very prevalent problem. Hosting a screening helps start a very important conversation and takes a stand against sexual assault.
If you would like to learn more about how you can host a screening of It Happened Here at your school or organization, click on the link below.
Host A Screening Of UnSlut: A Documentary Film
This documentary has also won many awards. It features conversations with those who have experienced sexual shaming, including the family and friends of Rehtaeh Parsons, a seventeen-year-old who could not escape constant cyber harassment and in-person bullying, so she took her own life. Through interviews with sexuality experts, advocates, and media figures, UnSlut: A Documentary Film explores the causes and manifestations of sexual shaming in North America and offers immediate and long-term goals for personal, local, and institutional solutions. You will be changed after you watch it.
If you would like to learn more about how you can host a screening of UnSlut: A Documentary Film at your school or organization, click on the link below.
Watch my interview with Emily Lindin – author, producer, and founder of The UnSlut Project. We talk about the prevalence of slut shaming in schools and its devastating effects as well as her new partnership with Stop Sexual Assault In Schools. Emily shares her personal story of being slut shamed as well as what she’s learned from it. She also gives us really great advice for victims, bystanders, school administrations, and parents.