SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 1.30 pm at the RIO CINEMA
RAPE CRISIS FUNDRAISER: It Happened Here + panel discussion with Susuana Amoah (NUS National Women’s Officer), Dr Nina Burrowes (psychologist, co-founder of Clear Lines Festival on sexual assault), and Pavan Amara (founder, My Body Back Project). Chaired by Marianna Tortell (Rape Crisis England & Wales)
Director: Lisa F Jackson / 2015 / USA / Rating: 15 / 76 mins
Trigger warning: includes testimonies from survivors of sexual assault.
Filmed in the US but with huge relevance for the UK, It Happened Here is a documentary about the alarming pervasiveness of sexual assault on US university campuses; the impact on the student, their family and institution; and the burgeoning movement of student survivors coming forth and taking action against their universities on campus and in federal court.
Through the personal portraits of five students at three universities, testimonials from university administrators, educators, mental health experts and legal scholars, It Happened Here breaks the silence surrounding campus sexual violence and asks why is this happening? What are universities doing about it? What is ‘rape culture’ and what can we do to prevent campus assault?
Profits from this screening go to Rape Crisis England and Wales.