Social Issues in Film Series Presents ‘Audrie and Daisy’ April 3 

| March 24, 2017

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s 2016-2017 Social Issues in Film Series will present “Audrie and Daisy” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 3, in Nevins Hall Room 1061. Admission to the screening is free of charge and open to the public.

“Audrie and Daisy” documents the effects of sexual assault on the victims, families, and communities. After facing sexual assault, teens Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman learned that these incidents were shared online.

“… never has a film subject struck us quite as personally as with ‘Audrie and Daisy,’” said directors Bonnie Cohen and John Shenk in an official statement. “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.”

“Audrie and Daisy” is presented by Actual Films. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016 and has since earned one award and eight nominations.

Dr. Lorna Alvarez-Rivera, Dr. Tom Hochschild, Dr. Anne Price, and Dr. Shelly Yankovsky, faculty members in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, sponsor VSU’s annual Social Issues in Film Series.

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