NCCASA will be screening NO! The Rape Documentary on Zoom on April 30, 2020. Following this screening, we will also be hosting a Q&A session with the films Producer/Director Aishah Shahidah Simmons.
The movie will be screened on Zoom from 12pm to 2pm. You can register here.
The Q&A will be from 2pm to 4pm on Zoom. You can register for that here.
NO! The Rape Documentary is the 2006-released, Ford Foundation-funded, groundbreaking feature length film that explores the international atrocity of rape and other forms of sexual assault committed against women and girls by men through the first-person testimonies, scholarship, spirituality, activism, and cultural work of Black people in the United States. Produced, written, and directed over a period of 12-years (1994-2006), by child sexual abuse and adult rape survivor Aishah Shahidah Simmons, NO! also explores how rape is used as a weapon of homophobia. The film encourages viewers to commit themselves to prevent, disrupt and end rape and other forms of sexual violence. The internationally acclaimed film features compelling testimonials from Black women rape and sexual assault survivors who break silences and challenged taboos that hid the rape of women and girls by men in African American communities.
Aishah spent 12-years (1994-2006) producing, writing, and directing the Ford Foundation-funded, internationally acclaimed and award-winning feature length film, NO! The Rape Documentary. Aishah Shahidah Simmons is an award-winning Black feminist lesbian cultural worker, who, for over 25-years, has examined the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and sexual violence. Her creative work, published writings, international lectures, and independent scholarship are informed by her lived experiences as a child sexual abuse survivor, adult rape survivor, and Buddhist practitioner committed to disrupting and ending the inhumane, humanely.