Free Screening

On Thursday, April 20th at 5 pm, Drexel University will be hosting a free screening of the documentary NO! at the Bossone Research Auditorium, which is located at 32nd & Market Streets. NO! premiered at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles in February 2006. The email I got says this:

Through intimate testimonies from Black women victim/survivors,commentaries from acclaimed African-American scholars and community leaders including Johnnetta B. Cole, Ulester Douglas, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Sulaiman Nuriddin, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and Elaine Brown, impacting archival footage, spirited music, dance, and performance poetry, NO! unveils the reality of rape, other forms of sexual violence, and healing in African-American communities. Eleven years in the making this ground-breaking documentary explores how the collective silence about acts of rape and other forms of sexual assault adversely affects African-Americans, while simultaneously encouraging dialogue to bring about healing and reconciliation between all men and women.

It sounds interesting to me, and if I didn’t have 12 other things going on Thursday evening, I would be there.

2 Comments so far

  1. Ray (unregistered) on April 19th, 2006 @ 3:47 pm

    I think sexual assault adversly affects people of all races, yes?

  2. Marisa (unregistered) on April 19th, 2006 @ 3:51 pm

    Sexual assault does effect people of all races, this just happens to be a movie about how it effects African American women.

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