PT01880623
IT WAS RAPE
By Jennifer Baumgardner

U.S. sexual assault statistics are startling°™and have remained unchanged for decades. The latest White House Council on Women and Girls report reveals that nearly one in five women experiences rape or attempted rape in her lifetime. Among college student victims, who have some of the highest rates of sexual assault, just 12 percent report incidents to law enforcement officials. In earlier studies, 15% of sexual assault victims were younger than 13; 93% of juvenile victims knew their attacker.

IT WAS RAPE gives human faces and voices to statistics, breaking through the silence, denial and victim blaming that allow an epidemic to thrive. Eight women of different backgrounds, ages and ethnicities relate personal stories of surviving sexual assault in their younger years, as well as their struggles toward healing, empowerment, and finally speaking out.

By award-winning feminist author, filmmaker and activist Jennifer Baumgardner, this strikingly relevant documentary will engage all audiences in needed dialogue about the prevalence of sexual assaults in the U.S., at our schools and colleges, and the elements promoting rape culture on and off campus. IT WAS RAPE is a crucial resource for colleges and communities to meaningfully address Title IX issues around sexual violence.

Reviews
~ "The film is especially important now, as the conversation about rape culture is more prevalent than ever. It is an important step in empowering victims." - Policy Mic

~ "IT WAS RAPE will change the way you think about this most terrible and most everyday of crimes. It's heartrending, brave, and important." - Katha Pollitt, The Nation

~ "If [IT WAS RAPE] starts a conversation, it won't be a quiet one, which is just what Ms. Baumgardner wants." - Susan Dominus, The New York Times
DVD (Color)
60 minutes
2013
USD 350.00
 
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