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filmscreening@xartsplitta presents: NO! The Rape Documentary
Januar 7, 2016 –
NO! The Rape Documentary is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed, groundbreaking feature length film that addresses the international atrocity of heterosexual rape and other forms of sexual violence through the experiences of Black people in the United States. Now in its tenth year since its completion, this Ford Foundation-funded film features riveting testimonials from Black women rape survivors who defy victimization. Violence prevention advocates, theologians, sociologists, historians, anthropologists, and other leading Black scholars and human rights activists provide an interdisciplinary context with which to examine sexual violence in African-American communities. They also expose how rape is used as a weapon of homophobia. Impacting archival footage, spirited music, transformational dance, and performances from award-winning poets take viewers on a journey from enslavement of African people in the United States through present day.
Aishah Shahidah Simmons is an award-winning Black feminist lesbian documentary filmmaker, writer, international lecturer and activist based in Philadelphia, PA. An incest and rape survivor, Aishah spent eleven years, seven of which were full time, to make NO!.