Humanities Institute

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: "It Happened Here"

Thu, September 7, 2017 | APL Terrazas Branch, 1105 East Cesar Street, Austin, TX, 78702

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

It Happened Here
It Happened Here

IT HAPPENED HERE is a compelling new documentary from director Lisa F. Jackson and producer Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen that explores sexual assault on campuses through the personal testimonials of five survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change. In raw and intimate interviews, the students describe surviving sexual assault only to be met with apathy, disbelief, blame and retaliation from the authorities when they tried to report the crime. When they tried to get justice, they were ignored, belittled and shamed, while their attackers remained on campus with impunity. But instead of hiding away in shame, they chose to speak out, and found a way to force institutional change. 

Watch the trailer for IT HAPPENED HERE here

Join us on for a reception at 6:30pm. The screening will begin at 7pm, to be followed by a brief conversation led by Breall Baccus, the Prevention Coordinator & Confidential Advocate at the University of Texas at Austin's Title IX Office, and Amanda Lewis, the Organizational Capacity & Community Engagement Specialist at the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA).

Controversy & Conversation is a collaboration between the Difficult Dialogues Program and the Austin Public Library.

Please join us for these upcoming film screenings, on the first Thursday of every month.  All screenings are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: The Humanities Institute

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