BlackStar is a co-sponsor of NO! The Rape Documentary Anniversary Presentation, being held on October 31 as part of #FromNO2Love: Black Feminist Centered Forum on Disrupting Sexual Violence. Please join us for this special screening of the film, produced/directed by Aishah Shahidah Simmons.
NO! The Rape Documentary Anniversary Presentation.
Lightbox Film Center at International House
Philadelphia • 6:00pm
Fall 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the first pre-production meeting for the Ford Foundation-funded, internationally acclaimed film, NO! The Rape Documentary. Produced and directed over twelve-years (1994-2006) by Aishah Shahidah Simmons, NO! broke taboos that hid the rape and sexual assault of Black women in Black communities. The film brought together leading Black scholars, theologians, artists, activists, and survivors to break silences and commit themselves to reshape patriarchal cultures of violence against women and queer communities.
This special anniversary presentation will be the first time many on-screen participants and the filmmakers will be together and participate, with Aishah, in the Q&A following the screening. It is the first of three events of #FromNO2Love: Black Feminist Centered Forum on Disrupting Sexual Violence (October 31, 2019 – November 1, 2019).
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