Movie Nights with Dinner

MIT Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2016 is proud to present the following films:

Wildlike

Friday April 15th

7:00 pm 4-370

Dinner at 7pm, film at 7:30pm

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Trigger Warning: this film covers the topic of childhood sexual abuse (there are no visually graphic depictions of abuse).

SYNOPSIS:

In this thrilling coming-of-age adventure, a troubled teen must face the dangers of the Alaskan wild, as well as her own past, in order to find her way home. Sent to stay with her uncle in Alaska while her mother is in treatment, 14-year-old Mackenzie (Ella Purnell) is forced to flee as her uncle’s attention turns threatening. Unable to reach her mother and afraid that the authorities will return her to her uncle, she embarks on a journey across miles of wilderness to find a way back home to Seattle. As she plunges deeper into the Alaskan interior, a chance connection with gruff backpacker Bartlett (Bruce Greenwood) proves to be her only lifeline. Mackenzie shadows Bartlett across the rugged frontier, thwarting his efforts to cut her loose until he has no choice but to help her survive, and against the backdrop of a spectacular landscape, they discover the redemptive power of friendship.

cut_wgsSponsored by Women’s & Gender Studies.


Boys and Men Healing

Tuesday, April 26th

7:00 pm 4-237

Dinner at 7pm, film at 7:30pm

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Trigger Warning: this film covers the topics of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse (there are no visually  graphic depictions of abuse).

SYNOPSIS:

Boys and Men Healing is a documentary about the impact the sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects. The film portrays stories of three courageous non-offending men whose arduous healing helped them reclaim their lives—while giving them a powerful voice to speak out, and take bold action toward prevention for other boys. The film includes a support group of men and is testimony to the importance of men finding safe places to support one another and share their stories together. The film was produced under the sponsorship of the International Documentary Association.

UAlogoSponsored by the UA and the MIT Men’s Group.


The Hunting Ground

Friday April 29th

7:00 pm 4-237

Dinner at 7pm, film at 7:30pm

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Trigger Warning: this film covers the topic of campus sexual assault (there are no visually graphic depictions of abuse or violence).

From the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team behind The Invisible War, comes  a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.

FSILG_logo_std_spellout_0ZP_LogoSponsored by MIT FSILG Office and Zeta Psi.