It Happened HereHD Closed Captioning
Lisa F. Jackson
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About the Movie
It Happened Here is a feature length documentary about the alarming pervasiveness of sexual assault on college campuses, the impact on the student, their family and institution, and the burgeoning movement of student survivors coming forth and taking action against their schools on campus and in federal court. Through the personal portraits of five students at three schools, testimonials from college administrators, educators, mental health experts and legal scholars, It Happened Here breaks the silence surrounding campus sexual violence and asks why is this happening? What are schools doing about it? What is "rape culture" and what can we do to prevent campus assault?
This Movie Changed My Life
This movie is as powerful as it is heartbreaking. Thoughtful and provocative, this movie gave me the courage to come forward as an change maker as well as a supporter of survivors of sexual assault. In a world that is apathetic and tolerates violence against one another, It Happened Here reminds us that young people are capable of creating tangible change. That our stories matter and that we can fight for a better world. I was especially moved by the newsfeed images highlighting the rape culture we live in and it gave me the kick in the butt I needed to get involved in my community and not sit around and do nothing. I applaud these young women who bravely shared their stories and I'm excited to see what happens next. I'm fighting for a brighter, safer future for everyone. Thank you to Angie, Sarah, Kylie, Carolyn and Erica for all that they do.
Brilliant, understated, powerful
This is a moving and beautifully paced documentary on a subject of supreme importance right now. The women whose stories the film tells give powerful and heartfelt testimony about the violence plaguing America’s campuses. The filmmakers really let you see how easily assault happens in the college milieu, and how the institutions are unprepared and even reluctant to deal with it. Each of the women's stories is a mini-masterpiece. Even though the subject matter is difficult, the film is compellingly watchable. And terribly important.
It Happened Here
This important documentary on a subject of utmost importance tells the stories of three young, brave women who are victims of sexual assault. Each woman recounts her personal experience in a compelling and intimate way. And each woman constructively approaches her trauma with energy and commitment, organizing on campus, traveling to tell her story on other campuses or joining with other students to confront recalcitrant administrations. This movie is important for everyone to see, it demonstrates the power of speaking out on the important issue of violence on campus and how activism benefits everyone, on campus and off.