It Happened Here is a documentary about five students who survived rape during their time in college. Their stories are poignant and powerful, and the documentary traces their paths to becoming the activists they are now. It Happened Here focuses on how difficult it has been to make change in university policies to protect victims, as well as in federal courts. IMDB says:
"Through the intimate portraits of five student survivors, IT HAPPENED HERE exposes the alarming pervasiveness of sexual assault on college campuses, the institutional cover-ups and the failure to protect students, and follows their fight for accountability and change on campus and in federal court."
Though It Happened Here is a potentially triggering film, I would highly suggest it to those interested in rape culture, activism, or university policy. I would also suggest it to all students, educators, parents, and university officials.
Note: plot summary and photo from IMDB and not at all our own
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