An exclusive double bill of two thought proviking documentary films: First, the Emmy-nomiated documentary 'Brave Miss World.' Next, the BAFTA- nominated film 'The Unspeakable Crime', followed by a discussion with the filmmakers Sara Hardy and Blue Ryan.
The Unspeakable Crime: Rape (2013, UK, 60 min)
A challenging, vital film about England's pioneering sexual assault referral centre, St Mary's in Machester. Commissioned by BBC One, The Unspeakable Crime: Rape shows the shocking volume and scale of sexual assault in our society. During the filming, over 1,000 people came to the centre saying they'd been raped. The film was nominated for two BAFTAs and won the Women in Film and Television BBC News and Factual Award. It is being used internationally to train those working in the field of rape and sexual assault.
Sara Hardy and Blue Ryan co-founded Gold Star Productions in 2009, after long, seperate careers at the BBC. They aim to make films which increase public understanding and work collaboratively with people sharing their stories. Gold Star have just completed a documentary series on the work of the Crown Prosecution Service for BBC Four.
Brave Miss World (2013, USA / Israel, 60 min)
Israeli beauty queen Linor Abargil was abducted and raped in Milan, Italy two months before being crowned Miss World in 1998. Ten years later, she’s ready to talk about it – and to encourage others to speak out. Now a globe-trotting victims’ advocate, Linor encourages others to stand against sexual violence by putting an end to their silence. For victims of sexual assault, the journey toward wholeness never ends; still, Linor Abargil, the Brave Miss World, continues her unflinching efforts to keep the nightmares at bay.
This outstanding Emmy-nominated film is supported by grants from Women In Film, Foundation for Jewish Culture, Artemis Rising Foundation and The Fledgling Fund.
Together, the two films offer both a local and a global perspective on the experience of rape and recovery.
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