A Girl Named C (Working Title)
C just turned 13. Two years ago she was raped in her elementary school by another student. She is one of the third of girls in the United states who are raped before the age of 18. She is also part of the 50 percent of child rape victims who are assaulted by another child.
Child assault is pervasive in America, and C's story makes clear -- we need to be addressing sexual violence before college when it's already too late.
A Girl Named C (Working title) is a feature documentary addressing one of the most pervasive and taboo subjects in the United States; child sexual assault. The statistics on the occurrence of child sexual assault are staggering but relatively unknown. 1 in 3 girls before the age of 18 is sexually assaulted in America and experts estimate up to 50% of their perpetrators are other children. Clearly, we’re not getting something right.
In an America where sexual assault and harassment against women has been normalized even in the context of our highest office in government, where we more than ever need to expose the horrors that women and girls are facing in this country, this film is more important than ever.
I MARRIED MY FAMILY'S KILLER
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WINNER: THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR STUDENT DOCUMENTARY
I Married My Family's Killer is a feature documentary on intermarriage in post-genocide Rwanda. Emily created the film over four years. It has screened at myriad festivals and won a number of awards including the Student Academy Award for Documentary. The film airs on CBC's documentary channel.