Hilary, Nancy, Steven, and James speaking after the film.
On Saturday 16th March James spoke on a panel after the UK Premiere of Roll Red Roll at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, a documentary film which examines rape culture in a football town in the United States. The panel included director Nancy Schwartzman, producer Steven Lake, and Hillary Margolis, researcher, Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch.
The film is notable for the way that it handles the subject matter, a case which has been extensively and inconsiderately covered in the past, by focusing on the broader context of rape culture rather than clichéd profiles of the victim and perpetrator. It illustrates how a lack of leadership allows these events to happen repeatedly and how poorly understood definitions of consent are.
“Is this football town putting their daughters at risk by protecting their sons?”
- Rachel Dissell, film subject, Roll Red Roll