At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 join The Portico and the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay for a free screening of the documentary “Audrie and Daisy” and post-film discussion. Prepare to experience this raw, provocative look at a feature-length documentary film about this new era of social issues facing teenage youth.
In this film two different girls are sexually assaulted on two different nights, in two different towns. “Audrie and Daisy” takes a hard look at the problems faced by America’s teenagers who are coming of age in the new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.
View Trailer Here: https://youtu.be/29Dr4ChJUBc
Second Floor of The Portico “Coversations” Building
Synopsis From Website:
AUDRIE & DAISY is an urgent real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. From acclaimed filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk AUDRIE & DAISY — which made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival — takes a hard look at American’s teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.
Directors’ Statement From Website:
“As parents of teenagers ourselves, we were deeply troubled by the frequency of sexual assaults in high schools across the country. But, even more shocking and new to us were the pictures and videos posted online – almost as trophies – by teens that have committed and witnessed these crimes. The online forum for sharing these images and comments has become the new public square of shame for our adolescents.” –Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk
This event is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome.
About The Co-hosts:
The mission of the Crisis Center is to ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone. The Crisis Center is there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help our community deal with the devastating trauma of sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, financial distress, substance abuse, medical emergency, suicidal thoughts and emotional or situational problems.
Brief facilitated discussion immediately following the film.