WE Camden presents ROLL RED ROLL screening + panel discussion
WHAT'S THE EVENT FOR?
As part of the Camden branch of the Women's Equality Party's fundraising efforts to run in the London Assembly and mayoral elections next year, WE are thrilled to host one of the only UK screenings of this terrific, powerful documentary. Directed by Nancy Schwartzman, Roll Red Roll has already won six Best Feature Documentary awards and is continuing to get rave reviews as it opens across the USA.
WHAT'S THE FILM ABOUT?
Roll Red Roll is a true-crime documentary that uncovers the deep-seated "boys will be boys" culture at the root of high-school sexual assault in America.
At a party in small-town Steubenville, Ohio, a horrific crime took place: the assault of a teenage girl by members of the beloved high-school football team. What transpired would garner national attention and result in the sentencing of two key offenders. But it was the disturbing social-media evidence uncovered by crime-blogger Alexandria Goddard that provoked the most powerful questions about the case and about the collusion of teen bystanders, teachers, parents and coaches in protecting the assailants and discrediting the victim. Painstakingly reconstructing the night of the crime and its aftermath, Roll Red Roll sheds a chilling light on America's pervasive rape culture and on social-media bullying, unflinchingly asking: why didn't anyone stop it?
The Guardian called the film "tough yet vital" and produced a related 14-minute short, Anonymous Comes To Town. As director Nancy Schwartzman says: "It shifts the focus on the behaviour, the boys, the witnesses. What are these male-to-male allegiances? What's the language being used? And where can young men see themselves in the story?"
WHO'S PART OF THE POST-SCREENING PANEL DISCUSSION?
BEN HURST Head of facilitation & training at the Good Lad Initiative which engages men and boys in discussion about gender equality and what it means to be a man and TEDxLondonWomen speaker on toxic masculinity (@GLInitiative)
CATHERINE HINWOOD Deputy director of Family and Criminal Justice Policy and Gender Champion at the Ministry of Justice, who also heads the Victim and Witness Policy Unit and focuses on youth violence (@hinwoodconsult)
LEAH JEWETT Co-leader of WE Camden, writer and co-founder of Outspoken Sex Ed, a social enterprise helping parents create meaningful conversation with their children about relationships and sex-education issues (@Outspokensex_ed)
EMMA KO (Chair) Co-leader of WE Camden, activist, screenwriter and BAME advocate for representation in the media (@emmako)
The Lexi Cinema (View)
194b Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Green
London NW10 3JU
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