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The Abused Woman: A Survivor Therapy Approach (streaming, Kanopy)Dr. Lenore Walker has worked with physically, psychologically, and sexually abused women for more than 30 years and has developed an approach to their treatment called Survivor Therapy. In this dramatic recreation of key moments in the two-year course of therapy with Sarah, a 36-year-old battered woman with a history of childhood sexual abuse, Walker (the recipient of the American Psychological Associations 1994 Distinguished Contribution to Women's Health Award) illustrates the basic principles of her approach. Combining scenes from numerous therapy sessions with commentary by Dr. Walker, this video is a valuable teaching tool for practitioners of all orientations and experience levels.
Grief Trauma and Sexual Abuse: Two women (streaming, Kanopy)Grief, Trauma and Sexual Abuse: The stories of two women' is a strong reminder of the experiences of victims of sexual assault and the impact on their lives. These two stories will evoke strong emotions, raise awareness and increase the consciousness of these crimes for all who view this video. The courage of these two women will contribute greatly to a broader community understanding of issues that are often hidden, and draw attention to the support needs of victims of sexual crime.
The bystander moment: transforming rape culture at its roots (streaming, Kanopy)The MeToo movement has shined much-needed light on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse and created unprecedented demand for gender violence prevention models that actually work. The Bystander Moment tells the story of one of the most prominent and proven of these models – the innovative bystander approach developed by pioneering scholar and activist Jackson Katz and his colleagues at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society in the 1990s.
Behind the sexual assault of a left-behind girl (streaming, Academic Video Online)A news report about a left-behind girl being sexually assaulted by 18 elderly men for 2 years in Guangxi shocked the society. Receiving no sympathy, the 11-year-old victim "Xiao Yu" was even being accused of prostitution. To avoid gossip of her neighbour, her family was forced to move out of the village. Why did it take so long for the 2-year sexual assault to be exposed?
The man who mends women : the wrath of hippocrates (streaming, Academic Video Online)Portrait of the impressive life and work of internationally renowned gynecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He received the 2014 prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, for his struggle against sexual violence. Mukwege medically assisted over 40,000 sexually abused women in sixteen years of professional practice.
To Love, Honor & Obey (streaming, Academic Video Online)This film explores the social, psychological and cultural factors that contribute to violence against women regardless of ethnicity or economic background. Survivors, safe house administrators, counselors, police officers, and male abusers in counseling explore the many factors that contribute to the pervasiveness of this tragic aspect of American family life.
Frontine: Outlawed in Pakistan (streaming, Academic Video Online)In Pakistan, women and girls who allege rape are often more strongly condemned than their alleged rapists. Some are even killed by their own families. For this unforgettable documentary, filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann spent years tracing one alleged rape victim's odyssey through Pakistan's flawed justice system -- as well as her alleged rapists' quest to clear their names.
Untouchable (streaming, Kanopy)When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000 people forced to live under the kinds of laws he has championed.
The film interweaves intimate portraits of men and women who have been branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have survived sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we revile.
Military, War & Sexual Violence
No Place to Hide (streaming, Academic Video Online)"They took us to a small house. There they tore off our clothes and raped my friend and me. I was only 17 years old and still a virgin", says Joari. The shocking thing: Joari and her friend were allegedly raped by the people who were meant to protect her: UN peacekeepers.
The Invisible War (streaming, Academic Video Online)Casualties of war rage beyond the battlefield. As ranks of women in the American military swell, so do incidents of rape. An estimated 30 percent of servicewomen and at least 1 percent of servicemen are sexually assaulted during their enlistment, not by the enemy, but at the hands of fellow soldiers.
Rape in the Ranks (streaming, Academic Video Online)This hard-hitting film is the first to cover the shocking story of sexual harassment and rape of American women soldiers. The Pentagon has acknowledged receiving 3,000 reports of sexual mistreatment in one year alone.
Mission Rape (streaming, Academic Video Online)Mass rape is often used as a tool of war in modern combat. 25,000 to 40,000 women were victims of systematic rape during the Balkan War from 1992 to 1995. Twenty years after this conflict, very few cases of war crimes of sexual violence have been investigated or prosecuted.
The wounds we cannot see (streaming, Academic Video Online)Former U.S. Navy Airman Nancy Ross was violently raped during her service in 1988, and she has struggled with addiction and depression since that time. Although Nancy has undergone extensive therapy, she still lives in constant fear of the future.
The poison arrow (streaming, Academic Video Online)The Poison Arrow (also known as "The Poison Thorn") revolves around the narratives of three rape survivors of Liberation War on 1971 of Bangladesh. Their voices have been resurrected from the agony of silence.
The Prosecutors (streaming, Academic Video Online)Rape and pillage are concepts as old as war itself. But do we have to just tolerate sexual violence as a by - product of war? The legal framework for prosecution is changing. Globally, lawyers, governments, and civil society members are developing the important historical precedence for this effort. The film focuses on three prosecutors in Colombia, Bosnia and Congo fighting for the justice in the names of their clients.
School, College & University
The Hunting Ground (streaming, Academic Video Online)From the Academy Award - nominated filmmaking team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling expose of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover - ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verite footage and first - person testimonials, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education and legal justice, despite harsh retaliation, harassment, and pushback.
Roll Red Roll (streaming, Academic Video Online)Amateur crime blogger Alex Goddard uncovers disturbing evidence online, documenting the assault of a teenage girl by members of the high school football team. Explores the complex motivations of both perpetrators and bystanders in this story.
60 minutes. The case of Beckett Brennan (streaming, Academic Video Online)The government sent out guidelines on how college judicial review boards should handle incidents of campus sex assault. Beckett Brennan says a university board bungled her case, spurring her to come forward to say she was sexually assaulted by three of the school's athletes. Katie Couric reports.
True Stories (streaming, Academic Video Online)The disturbing issue of "acquaintance rape" (also known as "date rape") is brought to life in this powerful short film. Two female high school students and the two boys who raped them describe their behavior and feelings before, during and after the attacks.
Frontline: Weinstein (streaming, Academic Video Online)RONTLINE investigates how the Hollywood mogul allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades. With allegations going back to Weinstein’s early years, the updated film examines the elaborate ways he and those around him tried to silence his accusers.
Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (streaming, Academic Video Online)An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill's graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that resonated still today.
Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice.
Hunting Warhead (CBC)How do you take down a criminal network that's hidden in the shadows? How do you rescue child abuse victims who could be anywhere in the world? Hunting Warhead follows the journalists and police on a global mission to expose the darkest corners of the internet. What they discover shocks them.
Beyond Fear: The Sex Crimes PodcastWelcome to the Beyond Fear Podcast. We are your hosts, Alexa Sardina and Alissa Ackerman. This podcast is a labor of love, created by two friends and criminologists who have spent their entire careers studying everything about sex crimes.The twist? We are also both survivors of sexual violence and as "survivor scholars" we approach our work with both hats on.
Terrible, Thanks for Asking: Emily and ChanelThe story of one woman with two identities. One frozen in time, forced to relive the worst night of her life over and over and over...the other out in the world, pretending to be the same person she was before.
Terrible, Thanks for Asking: UnbrokenSexual violence thrives in silence, and it’s hard to talk about…so we don’t. But rape survivor Sarah Super refuses to be quiet, and has dedicated her life to helping other survivors Break the Silence.
Man in the Window (Wondery)In Man in the Window, Paige St. John, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter has uncovered never before revealed details about the man who would eventually become one of California’s most deadly serial killers. From Wondery and the LA Times comes a new series that traces his path of devastation through his victims’ eyes
She Says (WFAE)WFAE’s She Says is an investigative podcast series that follows the story of a sexual assault survivor in North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County and the long and difficult process of finding justice. As of this writing, no one has been brought to justice in the case.
Psych Central: Male Survivors of Sexual Assault and AbuseDid you know one in six males are sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday? Unfortunately, many victims are reluctant to come forward due to cultural conditioning. In today’s podcast, Gabe speaks with two psychologists about this very common but somewhat taboo issue. They tackle the prevalent myths surrounding male sexual assault and discuss why so many victims suffer in secrecy.
Sexual Assault: What the Emergency Physician Can Do (MEDHOST)Sexual assault and violence is a sensitive subject matter to broach and rightfully so says Carolyn Sachs, M.D., emergency medicine physician at UCLA Medical Center.
However, she contends, that the alarming statistics coupled with the potential impact emergency physicians can have on victims makes the topic all-the-more vital.
Motive (WBEZ)Starting with a college student’s death while studying abroad and the questions that surround the man she was with that night, this investigative series examines allegations of sexual assault and sexual abuse in Spain, why there was silence for almost a decade, and what happens next now that these women are finally coming forward?
The Left EarHosted by Dakota Johnson, The Left Ear features stories of assault, abuse, and harassment from survivors around the globe.
Journey On1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused or assaulted. Hear survivor stories filled with hope, resiliency, and recovery. You are not alone.
Canary: The Washington Post InvestigatesAfter a sexual assault case in the District of Columbia, one woman’s public warning ricochets all the way to Birmingham, Ala., where another woman gives voice to a devastating allegation. This seven-part investigative series from The Washington Post follows the Alabama woman’s decision to come forward with a claim of sexual assault against a high-ranking figure in the D.C. criminal justice system, and the spiraling effects of that choice.
In the Dark: Stranger DangerIn the 1970s and early '80s, missing children weren't considered a policing priority. You couldn't even enter missing child information into the FBI's national crime database. But that changed quickly.
he 1994 Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act created just such a requirement. But that was only the beginning. Over the years, the notion of keeping track of sex offenders has grown into something much larger and harsher. The Wetterling Act opened the door to a nationwide crackdown. Today, sex offenders are treated like hazardous waste, like toxic people to be kept as far from others as possible. In many places, they may not live near schools or parks or daycare centers. In Miami, these restrictions mean they sleep in their cars in a remote parking lot.