Feminist Films for April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month there are 2 excellent new documentaries playing around NC to educate and inspire women – The Hunting Ground and The Vessel.

“The Hunting Ground” exposes the epidemic of sexual assaults and rapes on campuses across the US.  It’s playing in Fayetteville on April 28 and April 30. In order to end campus assault, more people need to know about it, and demonstrate the growing public concern.  So we can demand that these institutions meant to serve our people make themselves safer for our young women and girls. “To seem safe rather than to be safe” is an unacceptable motto for any institution!  More below.

See NC NOW’s article on the out of control problem of campus rape (1 in 5 undergraduate women are assaulted!!) at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/do-you-know-how-unsafe-universities-are-for-undergraduate-women/

“The Vessel” is an inspiring and uplifting film about a doctor and her group who are helping women in other countries get abortions.  They planned to offer them on their huge ship, but went in another direction.  There are so many parts to this story!  It’s about how much difference one person can make.  How to get attention for your issues.  How press and education can change people’s lives!  I loved this film – so inspiring for activists!  It’s playing in Winston-Salem on April 28.  More below.

The Hunting Ground

See more about the documentary and watch the trailer at http://www.thehuntinggroundfilm.com/

Where: Cameo Art House Theatre, 225 Hay St., in downtown Fayetteville, NC
When: Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30pm
Thursday, April 30 at 5:30pm
Sponsored by Cameo Art House Theatre, Fayetteville NOW, The Rape Crisis Center of Fayetteville.

The Vessel
See more about the documentary at http://vesselthefilm.com/

Where: Aperture, 311 W. Fourth St, Winston-Salem, NC
When:  Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30pm
This presentation is sponsored by Triad NOW, AAUW-Winston-Salem, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, and Carolina Abortion Fund.

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